Against the background of growing calls for Virat Kohli to step down from the leadership role, former England spinner Graham Swann supported the skipper to continue to lead India, despite the country’s eight-year period for ICC silverware.
Although India was defeated by eight wickets in the initial final of the World Cup (WTC) against New Zealand, Swan believes it would be a “crime against cricket” to remove Collie from the captaincy.
Under Kohli’s leadership, India has finished as No. 1 on the test country for five consecutive years. Recently, he also surpassed MS Dhoniis a record for most test matches as captain of the Indian team.
“Virat Kohli is an absolute champion and superstar. He added steel to the Indian team. You have to see his passion whenever there is a wicket, his face when there is a wrong field. He is 100 percent committed to the job,” Swan told SportsKeeda.
“Getting rid of Virat Koli at a time when you have such a good captain would be an absolute crime against cricket. I don’t think they should look elsewhere. India lost this game because they were prepared and prepared in this test match . “
By the time New Zealand entered the tent final after playing a series of two tests against hosts England, India simply had domestic teams to get used to the conditions. Swann said India looked “rusty” in the cotton department due to a lack of practice in English matches.
“India has just had a net practice in Southampton. Nothing can be prepared for test matches like the actual game of the test match.
“So New Zealand had everything in their favor when it came to who would win this game. It showed in the five days when India looked a little rusty, especially some of the batsmen,” Swan said.