Former India skipper Sunil Gavaskar has backed Rohit Sharma to do effectively as Team India captain in T20Is, saying that the Indian workforce administration does not should suppose long-term by way of appointment to the function. Gavaskar identified that the subsequent version of the T20 World Cup can be performed in Australia in 2022. Virat Kohli‘s tenure as T20I skipper ended with a disappointing T20 World Cup within the UAE. Citing workload considerations, Kohli, forward of the T20 World Cup, introduced that he would relinquish the T20I captaincy after the match. Rohit was on Tuesday named captain for the T20I sequence towards New Zealand this month.
Despite India thrashing Namibia by 9 wickets on Tuesday, the workforce did not qualify for the semifinals of the match, ending third in Group 2 behind Pakistan and New Zealand.
Gavaskar, throughout a dialogue on Sports Today, stated Rohit, who has already led the workforce on quite a few events, is the correct man to guide India to an ICC Trophy.
The legendary batter additionally highlighted the 34-year-old’s wonderful report within the Indian Premier League, having guided Mumbai Indians to a report 5 titles.
“Long term is in case the next World Cup is maybe two or three years away. The next World Cup (T20) is just 10-12 months away. You don’t really have to look long term then,” stated Gavaskar.
“But right now, you have to look at the best man who can guide India to an ICC trophy. And that man is Rohit Sharma with his record for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, he is the obvious choice. So, I think, he should be given the captaincy and maybe after the next year’s World Cup is done in Australia, maybe have a look at another T20 captain, but right now it’s only Rohit,” he added.
India will host New Zealand for a three-match T20I sequence, ranging from November 17 in Jaipur. Both groups may even play two Tests, in Kanpur and Mumbai.
The sequence will mark the beginning of Rahul Dravid’s reign as the pinnacle coach of Team India, after being appointed as Ravi Shastri’s substitute earlier this month.
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