India vs England 2021: Monty Panesar makes a big prophecy, says, ‘Virat Kohli will step down from captaincy if India loses second Test’

Monty Panesar is England's former left-arm spinner. He spoke of Virat Kohli's captaincy ahead of the second Test against England.

Monty Panesar (left) and Virat Kohli (right).

Tough luck continues for Virat Kohli as a captain as Team India lost against England in the first Test in Chennai. Having lost the recent Test from the three lions, Virat Kohli has now lost his last four Tests as the Indian skipper.

Team India suffered a crushing defeat on their home soil as the visiting Team, England beat India by 227 runs at MA Chidambaram Stadium.

Former England spinner Monty Panesar has stated that Kohli’s Test captaincy career could come to an end if India loses the second Test.

Virat Kohli is one of the greatest batsmen of all-time. But the team is simply not doing well under him and we have the result in the last four Test that India played under him. I think Kohli will be under pressure and more now because Rahane has done phenomenally well as the captain,” Panesar said during an interview with Wion.

India’s losing streak

Virat Kohli and Joe Root.

The losing streak under Kohli’s captaincy started with a 0-2 series loss in New Zealand in 2020, the Adelaide Test loss to Australia in December last year, and now the recent defeat to England.

India have already lost four Tests in a row and if the number goes to five in the next match, then I think he will step down from his role,” the 48-year-old added.

Team India flourished under Rahane’s captaincy in the last three Test matches in Australia, where two matches were won while one ended in a tie. India bounced back ferociously under Rahane’s guidance after India’s Adelaide fiasco of 36-all-out and a loss under Kohli’s captaincy.

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