Many people believe India’s deputy Rohit Sharma should replace Virat Kohli as the T20I skipper. Former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra also had his say on the subject. In fact, Rohit Sharma has done a fine job in the shortest format of the game. The flamboyant right-hander is also leading India in the ongoing T20I series against the Windies, in which the hosts have already taken an impregnable 2-0 lead.
Meanwhile, many cricket pundits believe Virat Kohli should hand over the captaincy reins of the shortest form to his vice-captain, Rohit Sharma. Virat Kohli leads India across all the three forms of the game.
Therefore, he has to deal with the captaincy responsibility of all three forms, which puts pressure on him. However, the pressure hasn’t been palpable as captaincy has got the best out of Kohli.
On the other hand, it won’t be a bad idea to give captaincy bridle to Rohit Sharma. The stylish right-hander has an impeccable record while leading the side.
Furthermore, Rohit Sharma has taken Mumbai Indians to glory with three Indian Premier League titles. Rohit had also taken India to triumph in Nidahas trophy and Asia Cup, beating Bangladesh in finals on both occasions. Thus, the same has transpired in his leadership.
However, Ashish Nehra believes it is not the right time to permanently hand over the captaincy duties to Rohit Sharma.
“No I don’t think so. That’s not the right thing to do at this point of time. See Virat Kohli has also done so well because what he has done for India in all three formats and it will be unfair on him. Who knows? You are asking me this right now. At the moment Virat should continue leading the team,” Nehra said while speaking to Cricket Next.
“But who knows after one or two years? Cricket is that kind of a game where Virat Kohli might say I want to do captaincy only in Test cricket. I am not the right person to answer this question. This is not in my hands and only selectors can decide it,” the 39year-old added.
Rohit Sharma will lead India in the third T20I against the Windies. However, Virat Kohli will take over the charge for the T20Is against Australia.