A lot has changed in the Indian batting set-up, with Virat Kohli stepping down from the captaincy of all-formats to Rohit Sharma taking charge of the Indian white-ball set-up. Over the years, captaincy and Virat Kohli became synonymous with each other. Virat Kohli not just transformed the Indian cricket team completely in terms of fitness but also started a ‘never-say-die’ attitude that influenced many.
Though Virat Kohli has now stepped down from the position of captaincy but he will continue to play for the Indian cricket team as a full-time batter now. His next project with the Indian cricket team is the upcoming 3-match ODI series against South Africa.
Since Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the upcoming series because of an injury issue, KL Rahul will be seen leading the Indian cricket team as the stand-by skipper in his absence. KL Rahul was initially named the vice-captain of the Indian team.
Meanwhile, ahead of the series, as team India is gearing up for the upcoming ODI series, a few pictures emerged from the Men in Blue’s huddle that have left everyone talking. In the pictures, Virat Kohli could be seen listening to KL Rahul, who is fulfilling the role of a skipper and can be seen leading the huddle with his pep talk.
ODI MODE ?
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 17, 2022
Now with the responsibility of captaincy off his shoulder, Virat will enter the new phase in his career. The fans are waiting anxiously for the flamboyant batter to unleash his beast mode once again. For the unversed, KL Rahul will only be the second Indian captain under whom Virat Kohli will play an international match after MS Dhoni since 2012.
Meanwhile, the pictures have left everyone talking. In no time the pictures were flooded with amazing reactions from the fans to it.
Here, check out how Twitterati reacted to the viral picture:
Kohli listening to KL ? pic.twitter.com/wkltAOMQux
— Sherlock ? (inactive) (@The_Savage_V) January 17, 2022
Lookin weird? pic.twitter.com/Kz1sH2u3vZ
— ViratVijay Fanatic ❁ (@ViratvijayFan) January 17, 2022
Virat Kohli “ The Player” Chapter loading. Remember the way he owned the world during 2009-2012. ❤️ pic.twitter.com/E55OyngGNf
— ? (@Lneo3yOPlBD3cR1) January 17, 2022
Cant see kohli as like this ? https://t.co/z6ZJwnZQn7
— PR∆N∆Y (@PRANAYyy_x) January 18, 2022
Kholi's ? loading ? https://t.co/S69Sx7z0pm
— Believer ?KFI❤️ (@the_single_boy) January 17, 2022
— existence in pain (@Sumanthh_) January 17, 2022
For the First time in 7 years, the team will be having Virat Kohli without Virat Kohli(C). https://t.co/vlzJ1c2yXr
— Dhaval (@Dhavalistic) January 17, 2022
Yakeen nahi ho raha hai bey KL instructing the team and kolly listening ? https://t.co/zOeocCqiAP
— Rish Kabhi Nahi (@ButterKitchen17) January 17, 2022
Feel really bad for kholi ? https://t.co/uxrD8DNfQ4
— Danish Sharma (@Danish4_) January 17, 2022
Talking about the upcoming series, after losing the 3-match Test series by 1-2, the Indian cricket team will be looking forward to making a comeback in the 3-match ODI series against the rainbow nation.