Twitter Reacts As Rohit Sharma Is Appointed As The Indian ODI Captain
Twitter Reacts As Rohit Sharma Is Appointed As The Indian ODI Captain.

Indian opener Rohit Sharma will lead the team in limited-overs completely after he was named the ODI captain of India on Wednesday.

Rohit led India in the New Zealand T20I series just after Virat Kohli stepped down from the T20I captaincy role at the end of the T20 World Cup.

Rohit Sharma takes over complete white-ball captaincy from Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma. (Photo: Twitter)

Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced the Test squad for the South Africa tour and also mentioned that Rohit will take control of the white-ball formats.

“The All-India Senior Selection Committee also decided to name Mr Rohit Sharma as the Captain of the ODI & T20I teams going forward,” the BCCI said in a statement.

Rohit has won the Asia Cup in 2018 and the Nidahas Trophy in the same year and has also led the team in various bilateral series in Kohli’s absence.

The 34-year-old has played 227 ODI matches amd 119 T20 Internationals since making his debut against Ireland in 2007 in the 50-over format.

Rohit Sharma and Tim Southee
Rohit Sharma and Tim Southee (Credits: Twitter)

Notably, Rohit has also been named as the vice-captain of the Test side which means Ajinkya Rahane’s position in the team remains doubtful.

However, Kohli will remain India’s captain in the red-ball format as BCCI, on Friday, announced India‘s 15-member Test squad which will be travelling to South Africa for a three-match Test series and it will be led by the Delhi player.

India will play against the Proteas in three Tests and as many ODI matches with the tour starting on December 26.

Let us bring you’ll the Twitter users’ reaction to The Hitman’s appointment as ODI skipper.

Twitter Reactions On Rohit Sharma’s Appointment As India’s ODI Captain