Rohit Sharma: Team India captain Virat Kohli has done exceedingly well in the last few years as a leader of the national side across the three formats of the game. However, the only chink left in his armory is winning an ICC trophy as the captain of the Indian team and he will have a golden opportunity of lifting his maiden title during the inaugural ICC World Test Championship (WTC) final against New Zealand scheduled to start from June 18 in Southampton. While on the other hand, former Indian wicket-keeper batsman Kiran More feels Virat could be sharing the captaincy role with Rohit Sharma across the different formats in future.
Most of the teams like England, Australia, South Africa have adopted the model of split-captaincy in international cricket and with Rohit Sharma’s stunning IPL record of being the most successful captain having won 5 titles, Kiran More believes that the Mumbai Indians skipper will soon get his deserved chance for the captaincy role in the national team as well. The current India captain Virat Kohli has also played for a long time under the captaincy of MS Dhoni even when the former was leading the Test team.
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“I think the vision of the board drives these things. I believe Rohit Sharma will get a chance soon. Virat Kohli is a shrewd captain who played under MS Dhoni. How long he wants to captain the ODIs and T20s, he will also think. You will learn a lot more about these decisions after the England tour,” said Kiran More in a conversation with India TV.
Kiran More noted that the idea of split captaincy will definitely work for Team India as it is really difficult to keep performing well with the bat alongside captaining the national side across the three formats of the game.
The former Indian wicket-keeper applauded Kohli for his sensational performance both as a captain and batsman in the recent few years, but he also believes that there will be a time in the future when Rohit will be captaining the national side in one of the formats.
“It [Split captaincy] can work in India. What the senior players think about the Indian team’s future is very important. With Virat Kohli, captaining three teams isn’t that easy plus he has to perform as well. And I give him the credit for it because performing in every format while captaining and winning… but, I think there will be a time when Virat Kohli will say ‘Now it’s enough, let Rohit lead the side,” added More.
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