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Last Update on: February 22nd, 2022 at 04:04 pm

Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim has opined that the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) was forced to appoint Rohit Sharma as all-format captain after Virat Kohli’s resignation.

Rohit Sharma was recently appointed as the new Test captain of the team by the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) ahead of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka National Cricket Team and now he is the all-format captain of the India National Cricket Team.

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Speaking on the YouTube channel Khelneeti, Karim said that the original plan of the BCCI was to introduce spilt captaincy in Indian cricket but due to the sudden resignation of Kohli from Test captaincy the board had to change the plans. He said:

BCCI was forced to change split captaincy plans after Virat Kohli’s sudden resignation from Test captaincy. Kohli was not expected to leave the red-ball captaincy and because of his resignation, India had to make Rohit Sharma the skipper across formats.”

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He added that Rohit is an ideal candidate for leadership across all formats and now the team can groom a new leader under him. Karim said:

Sharma is an ideal candidate for the leadership role and we can groom youngsters under him. Giving vice-captaincy opportunities to the likes of KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah shows that the grooming process has begun.”

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KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
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Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma, in the same video, said that the Board of Control for Cricket in India selection committee named Rohit as Test captain because they had no other good candidates for the top job. He asserted:

At times there are statements like there is a lot of pressure on an Indian captain and there should be split captaincy. But then, a new all-format captain is announced. I believe that the selectors have made Rohit Sharma the captain, as there were no other frontrunners for the post.”

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