Rohit Sharma Could Be Relieved Of His T20I Captaincy: Virender Sehwag

Updated - 27 Jun 2022, 10:36 PM

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In order to better manage his workload, skipper Rohit Sharma could be relieved of his T20I captaincy responsibilities, according to former India opener Virender Sehwag.

Due to injuries and managing his workload, Rohit has not been able to participate in every one of India’s games since becoming captain.

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Quitting T20I Captaincy Would Enable Rohit Sharma To Manage His Workload Better: Virender Sehwag

“If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as captain in the T20 format, then I think, Rohit (Sharma) could be relieved and the following can be taken into consideration in the future,Sehwag told PTI in an interview.

“One, that would allow Rohit to manage his workload and mental fatigue, given his age. Two, once someone new is appointed as captain in T20s, it would also allow Rohit to take breaks and rejuvenate himself to lead India in both Tests and ODIs,” he said in an interaction arranged by Sony Sports, the official broadcaster of the India-England series.

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Sehwag said that Sharma is still the best option if the team management maintains with its current practice of having one captain to lead India in all three formats.

“If the Indian think-tank still wants to pursue with the same policy, which is, to let one man leading India in all the three formats, then I still believe, Rohit Sharma is the best man for it.”

In an era where a chock-a-block international schedule places more emphasis than ever on injury management and mental weariness, Sehwag has made an important point concerning split captaincy.

When Australian selectors chose Steve Waugh to lead the ODI team at the time while Mark Taylor led the Test squad, the idea of a divided leadership was born.
A similar situation occurred in England when the ECB appointed Joe Root as the Test captain and Eoin Morgan was given charge of the ODI team it did not work well for England.

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