Former Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar believes that Rohit Sharma, the captain of the Mumbai Indians (MI), could perhaps succeed Virat Kohli as Team India’s captain for the coming T20 World Cup in October and November. Lets discuss here Who Will Captain India For The Next T20-World Cups
Who Will Captain India For The Next T20-World Cups
Despite 2 back-to-back World Cups on the horizon, Gavaskar believes Sharma will be the Indian skipper for both events.
“I think Rohit Sharma (as captain) for the next two World Cups. You could say they (World Cups) are back-to-back, one starting in a month and another exactly a year from now. So clearly, yes, you don’t want to change too many captains at this particular stage. Rohit Sharma would definitely be my choice for the captaincy of the Indian team for both these T20 World Cups,” said Sunil Gavaskar.
Rohit Sharma is one of the best leaders in IPL history: Sunil Gavaskar
Rohit Sharma will go down as one of the best leaders in IPL history. The 34-year-old has captained the Mumbai Indians (MI) to five IPL victories, the most by any skipper in the league’s history.
On the other side, India’s current captain, Virat Kohli, is about to captain the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) team to a single IPL title.
Sharma is among the IPL’s most successful run scorers. The right-hander is now the event’s 3rd-highest run-scorer, having accumulated a whopping 5564 runs with the bat, at an avg of 31.43 and a strike rate of over 130. The ‘Hitman’ has also amassed a record of a hundred and 40 fifties in IPL history.
Sharma is amongst the most effective batters in T20Is. The Indian opener batsman is presently the 3rd-highest T20I run-scorer, with 2864 runs at an avg of 32.54. He has also hit four centuries in Twenty20 Internationals.