IPL2020: Ajit Agarkar unhappy with Kohli's captaincy says, 'Not great decision making' ; picks up his ideal batting position

Agarkar called attention to two or three strategic choices, which he figures, harmed RCB in every innings, first was Kohli giving the ball to Shivam Dube.


Following Royal Challengers Bangalore's monstrous 97-run rout on account of Kings XI Punjab on Thursday, previous India fast Ajit Agarkar has pummeled Virat Kohli's captaincy. Agarkar brought up several strategic choices, which he figures, harmed RCB in every innings, first was Kohli giving the ball to Shivam Dube. Notwithstanding the youthful all-rounder getting two or three wickets, Agarkar feels Kohli ought to have gone to his strike bowlers thinking about how well a set KL Rahul was batting.

“I understand Dube had a couple of decent overs. But when you come into the last over, when one batsman is set and batting at 100+, you would want your main bowler to come and bowl. Particularly, in the last over, because in T20 cricket, a couple of deliveries could make a huge difference,” Agarkar said in an interview with a news media organization.

Rahul's century took the stuffing out of RCB's bowlers and controlled KXIP to a solid 206/3. In answer, RCB began inadequately, losing three wickets for four runs, including that of captain Kohli for 1 off 5 balls. Kohli left to bat at No. 4, a call that hasn't gone down well with Agarkar.

“Even though they were never even in the chase because they had lost too many wickets. And that is the other thing. Virat Kohli should never bat lower than No. 3. Yes, because they have Aaron Finch so he is not opening. But he just cannot bat lower than No. 3,” Agarkar said.

“These are the games in which he takes extra responsibility or rises to the occasion. He likes to get in the game. I was a little surprised he did not come to bat at no. 3. Not great decision making on the day.”