Ravi Shastri backs Virat Kohli, says he should captain India in all formats

Former director of the Indian team, Ravi Shastri, has the opinion that Virat Kohli is all set to lead the Indian side in all the three formats of the game.

Talking to a renowned media venture, Shastri stated that this decision to make Kohli the caption of the Indian team and replace MS Dhoni in limited over cricket has to “in the interest of Indian cricket”.

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“If I am the chairman of selectors, I would be thinking in that fashion, absolutely,” Shastri said when asked if it was time to hand Kohli the reigns of captaincy in all forms of the game.

“It is time to start thinking. You have to see India has no major event in three years till 2019 World Cup. This is your best chance to think and build.”

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He further stated that the emphasis should be given keeping in mind that: “India play hardly any one-day cricket if you see the next 18 months-two years, and the gaps between Tests and ODIs are massive,” he said. “So, here’s your time to look ahead and see what you can do with an Indian side all-round three years down the line. If I am the chairman of selectors, I would be thinking in that direction, no question about it.”