Virat Kohli Will Step Down As Captain If India Loses 2nd Test, Predicts Former Player

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Chennai: Virat Kohli has lost four Tests on the trot as Team India captain. On the other hand, India has won four of the five Tests his deputy Ajinkya Rahane has led in.

After England’s resounding 227-run victory in the series opener against India at Chennai, several experts feel Kohli will be under immense pressure in the second Test which starts at the same venue on February 13.

Former England spinner Monty Panesar, in fact, went to the extent of saying that Kohli could well relinquish leadership if India goes down in the second Test as well.

“India have already lost four Tests in a row (under Kohli) and if the number goes up to five in the next match, then I think he will step down from his role,” Panesar told WION.

“Virat Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen of all time, but the team is simply not doing well under him… I think Kohli will be under pressure and more now because Ajinkya Rahane has done phenomenally well as the captain.”

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