Rohit Sharma leads team India in one-day matches and T20Is to T20 World Cup 2021 reports. India is going to undergo major changes in the coming months. As the Indian captain, Virat Kohli is likely to retire from captaincy in cricket with limited overs after the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 which ends in November. This paves the way for Indian vice-captain Rohit Sharma to handle the responsibility of captain in white ball cricket.
Virat Kohli, who will soon turn 33, is a captain of the Indian national cricket team and is one of the most successful Indian captains of all time. He was said to have taken the call to share the responsibility of the captaincy with his deputy Rohit Sharma, a source from BCCI told TOI.
Virat Kohli has been holding talks with Rohit Sharma and the team management on this matter, especially in the last few months. Mainly after India was able to defeat Australia in Australia.
“Virat himself will make the announcement. He believes he should concentrate on his batting and return to what he has always been – the best batsman in the world ”: According to sources
“Captaincy in three formats affecting Virat’s batting. This is why BCCI is planning it ahead of time. “Ultimately, Virat and Rohit are on the same page,” the sources said.
Virat Kohli, who has led India’s team in 95 ODIs and 45 T20Is, feels he needs to concentrate more on his batting with the impending World Cup of 50 and 20 overs. Kohli won 65 ODIs and 29 T20Is in particular as captain.
‘If Rohit Sharma is taken over as captain of a white ball, Virat could continue to lead the pursuit of India’s red ball’: SOURCE
The sources also said that Kohli realized that his responsibilities as a captain in all formats take a toll on his batting and if Rohit takes over the captaincy in white ball cricket, Kohli could lead India in Tests and focus on his batting in one day matches. T20Is.
“It concludes a historical test cycle from an Indian perspective. Virat is also the first to realize that his overall responsibilities as captain in various formats take a toll on his batting. He needs that space and freshness because he has a lot more to offer. If Rohit is taken over as captain of a white ball, Virat could continue to pursue India’s red ball aspirations and work on his T20 and one-day batting work. He is only 32 and given his fitness, he will play top cricket for at least another five to six years, ”said those who have knowledge of this..
Rohit Sharma has recently been in a red-hot form in all three formats. He was previously known as a champion in cricket with limited overs, but now he has established himself as a champion Test player. Rohit also has a lot of experience in captaincy, as he is the most successful IPL captain with 5 IPL championships. He also led India in 10 ODIs which won 8 and 19 T20 won 15.
“If he ever had to take over as white ball captain, now’s the time. “It’s going to be a win – win for the Indian team because the two senior cricketers are so in tune with each other,” said a source.
The BCCI source further added that Sharma should maintain fitness just like the current Indian captain Virat Kohli. If we talk about the inclusion of MS Dhoni as a mentor in the T20 World Cup in 2021, sources have said that his inclusion has nothing to do with captaincy.
‘Of course, Rohit will have to ensure that he maintains fitness at the highest level. Virat led on the front example. In fact, MS Dhoni who comes on board as a mentor has nothing to do with the captaincy. ”
“MS came as a mentor because his mere presence in the excavation will help the team to better strategize. If you have such resources at your disposal, why not use them at the right time, ”BCCI resources told TOI.