Suspense Over India's Next T20 Captain Continues!

Sat Sep 18 2021 17:34:00 GMT+0530 (IST)

The cricketing world is still in the shock created by Virat Kohli's decision to quit as the skipper for the T20 format. He will play his first and last T20 tournament as the skipper in 2021. He stepped into the shoes of T 20 skipper in 2017 after Dhoni called his retirement from the short format.

While Virat Kohli fans were not happy with the decision, the development kickstarted a new argument on who would be the right candidate as Virat's successor. The experts were divided with their pick as the new skipper.

A few former Indian players and analysts have picked Rohit Sharma as the news kipper given the success rate he has as the captain. Under his captaincy, India has lifted the Nidahas Trophy. He also has a better record in the IPL. Mumbai Indians led by Rohit Sharma lifted IPL Trophies five times in IPL. On the other hand, Kohli has no IPL trophy.

If the track record and skills were taken into consideration, Rohit Sharma's name pops up. As Rohit Sharma is 34 now, he cannot dedicate many years to the team. He might also not continue as the skipper till the next T 20 World Cup.

On the other hand, reports say that Virat Kohli asked the BCCI to change Rohit Sharma as the Vice-Captain and give chance to youngsters like KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant. But we have to see whether the BCCI will opt for the youngsters. The main question here is whether Rohit Sharma is eyeing the captaincy or not.