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Not surprised at Virat Kohli's decision to quit captaincy, bio-bubbles are harsh, says Kevin Pietersen

File image of Virat Kohli. AP

File image of Virat Kohli. AP

Muscat: Former England skipper Kevin Pietersen has suggested that the "harsh" bio-bubble life could be one of the reasons for Virat Kohli's stunning decision to quit Test captaincy and backed Rohit Sharma to lead India in all formats of the game going forward.

Kohli stunned the cricketing world by stepping down from the Test captaincy following India's 1-2 series loss to South Africa. He had relinquished T20 captaincy after the World Cup last year, and was subsequently removed from ODI leadership, leading to a war of words with the BCCI on the sequence of events leading to these developments.

"People who are critical of the modern day sportsmen I think are foolish because these bio-bubbles are very hard to play in," the former England star batsman told.

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Updated Date: January 21, 2022 10:41:55 IST

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