Recent failures of team India in major ICC tournaments have often been attributed to the aggressive captaincy of Virat Kohli. There have always been talks about Rohit Sharma being handed over the captaincy of team India in white-ball cricket.
With the amount of Cricket that is being played nowadays, there is always a lot of burden on just one player. The captain has to manage himself and at the same time the team also. All this become a very tedious task for him.
After MSK Prasad recently gave his opinion, now Chetan Sharma has opened up on the prospect of split captaincy in India when a number of top Cricket teams- like England and Australia – following the formula of split captaincy with rich rewards.
Speaking at an interview, Chetan Sharma said, “Rohit Sharma has never failed to impress with his performances. He is the world’s best white-ball cricketer. His captaincy, however, depends upon what the board and selectors think because I have never witnessed split captaincy in the Indian team.”
“If Virat Kohli himself refuses to lead, then it is a possibility. Looking at the T20 World Cup, I don’t think there might be a shift in captaincy until and unless the skipper himself refuses to do so,” he added.
While there is little doubt that Rohit Sharma is one of the best batting talents India has ever produced. The captaincy credentials of Rohit Sharma also speak highly of his brain. Rohit Sharma is the most successful captain of Indian Premier League – winning four titles under his captaincy. The dashing batsman from Mumbai has captained Mumbai Indians to four title wins. Rohit Sharma also has a good track record in international captaincy also. In the last Asia Cup, he helped team India grab the title.
On the other hand, Virat Kohli has been monumental in India’s success especially in the longest version of the game. In limited overs also, Virat has been phenomenal with his captaincy record but it’s the lack of ICC titles that has given airs to such demands. However, he has the unconditional backing of management, for the time being, to add a few ICC trophies in his already filled trophy cabinet.