Virat Kohli lost respect and control in the dressing room due to his attitude - Reports

Virat Kohli announced that he will step down as the T20 captain after the upcoming World Cup tournament in UAE, it has come to light that several senior players in the dressing room are miffed with the attitude of the ace cricketer, reported Telegraph.

“His flailing form has affected his decision-making, which is taking a toll on his relationship with the players,” Telegraph claimed

Citing sources, the English daily informed that a senior player had complained to BCCI Secretary Jay Shah against Kohli for making him feel ‘insecure.’

Reportedly, Virat Kohli had accused the unnamed senior cricketer of showing ‘no intent’ during the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in Southampton.

The source further told The Telegraph, “Kohli is losing control. He has lost respect and some of the players are not liking his attitude.

He is no more an inspirational leader and he doesn’t earn the players’ respect. Some of them have reached their limits when it comes to dealing with him…That Kohli failed to play a big innings has also complicated the issue.”

Telegraph reported that Virat Kohli snapped at one of the coaches when he offered suggestions during practice session at the nets.

“Don’t confuse me,” the ace batsman yelled in an aggressive tone. The source emphasised that Virat Kohli has been unable to handle his dismal performance well and its effect had started to reflect in his behaviour.

BCCI has been mulling to reduce pressure off the shoulders of Kohli and provide adequate space for him to focus on his batting. The source informed the English daily that the younger players in the team treat Rohit Sharma as an ‘elder brother’ and have reposed their trust in him. However, this has put the authority of Virat Kohli under challenge. “Virat understands that he no more calls the shots. His powers are on the wane and every move of his will be questioned.