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Ganguly Gives Reason Behind Making Rohit ODI Skipper!

By:  Tupaki Desk   |   10 Dec 2021 6:44 AM GMT
Ganguly Gives Reason Behind Making Rohit ODI Skipper!
Ahead of the South Africa tour of Team India, the Board of Control for Cricket in India(BCCI) had announced Rohit Sharma as the skipper of the One Day format, restructuring Run Machine Virat Kohli for the longest format of the game. With the new decision, Rohit Sharma will lead the team in the 50 Over format and the T20 as well.

While 'Hitman' Rohit Sharma fans are quite happy with the elevation of the star batsman, Virat Kohli fans are not at all happy with the BCCI and selectors. On social media, they are showing their anger towards the board and the team of the selectors.

The debate on why Virat Kohli was sacked as the ODI captain to make Rohit Sharma his successor has started. To prove that Virat Kohli is one of the best captains to have led the team, his fans are sharing the stats on his winning percentage across the formats.

Amid this, the former Indian skipper, current BCCI chief Sourav Ganguly gave his take on the decision. Ganguly attributed the decision to the team of the selectors. He reportedly said that the BCCI and selectors decided as they felt that having different skippers for ODI and T2O is not right.

After coming to the conclusion, the decision to make Rohit Sharma the skipper of the while-ball cricket was made. Virat will lead the team in the Test format. I spoke to him and the selectors also spoke to Virat, Ganguly said.

Having said that, Ganguly thanked Virat Kohli for his valuable contributions in leading the team in the white-ball format. While thanking Virat, the BCCI President expressed his faith in Rohit Sharma as the skipper. We believe in Rohit Sharma's capability and the Indian cricket is in safe hands, he said.

Sourav Ganguly also drew a comparison between the winning percentage of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. He said, there is no doubt that Virat Kohli has a good winning percentage as captain, but stressed the winning percentage of Rohit Sharma who led the team in 8 ODIs out of ten matches he captained. As there can be no two skippers for the white-ball game, the decision was taken, Ganguly added.