Kohli doing an excellent job as captain in all three formats: Manjrekar

Virat Kohli
Virat Kohli has been a successful captain for India. File photo: Reuters
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New Delhi: Former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar feels there is no need for India to go for split captaincy in the near future due to the presence of current skipper Virat Kohli.

Several top nations around the world have different captains in different formats but India is one of the few sides who have the same leader across formats.

Australia have Tim Paine in Tests while Aaron Finch takes over the role in white-ball cricket. Similarly, Joe Root leads England in the longest and shortest formats, but hands over the armband to Eoin Morgan in One-Day Internationals.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. File photo: AFP

Due to white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma's excellent captaincy track record in the T20 cricket, especially in the Indian Premier League, time and time again spilt captaincy debate opens up in India but according to Manjrekar, there is no need at all.

"My theory on split captaincy is that you don't go looking for split captains," Manjrekar said during his show 'Ask Sanjay' on his YouTube channel.

Sanjay Manjrekar
Sanjay Manjrekar. File photo

"So if you are fortunate to have a captain who is good in all three formats and still is a good captain then you don't need split captaincy and at the moment we have got Virat Kohli who is excellent in all three formats so there is no need for India to have split captaincy."

"There might come a time in future when India will go for it but it is not something that you seek. If there is a situation when India have an excellent Test captain and Test player but not good enough to be in 50-over format or T20Is then maybe you have a different captain but India at the moment is quite blessed.

"In the past as well when (M S) Dhoni was captaining in all formats because he was good in all formats."

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