In a surprise move, BCCI made it official that Rohit Sharma will be India’s new captain in the limited-overs format. After a lot of speculations in the media, Rohit will take charge of the upcoming tour of South Africa.
Men In Blue: A New Beginning , A New Era
Sharma became the captain of the T20I side past Kohli’s decision to step down following the Men In Blue’s exit from the World T20. He was off to a perfect start with a 3-0 victory against the Kiwis. He will also be Kohli’s deputy in Tests replacing Ajinkya Rahane.
Kohli despite being undoubtedly India’s best batter across all formats, is often criticized for his captaincy. Despite being successful in the bilateral series, Kohli failed to win any of the major ICC titles under his captaincy. On the other hand, Sharma has been looked upon as a far more shrewd leader. This proves why he is the most successful captain in the history of the toughest T20 league in the world – the IPL.
Will Rohit Sharma live the World Cup dreams?
Sharma had previously led the team on 10 occasions, with 8 favorable outcomes. Back in 2018, Sharma and his men lifted the Asia Cup in UAE in the absence of star cricketers like Kohli.
Despite all criticism, Kohli broke several accolades as the limited-overs format skipper. He will go down as India’s most successful ODI captain with a win percentage of 70.43.
Thank You Kohli , Good Luck Sharma!
This episode reminds many fans of Master Blaster Sachin Tendulkar who had to leave leadership duties to focus more on batting. Kohli currently is not at his peak and this move might end up being a key moment in his career.
Kohli will continue to be the leader in Tests. With the World T20 in 2022 and World Cup in 2023, the duo of Sharma-Dravid will surely aim to bring an end to India’s unfortunate woes in mega tournaments.
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