Kiran More firmly believes that Virat Kohli will soon pave the way for Rohit Sharma to lead the Indian team in some formats. He added that captaining and performing in all the formats is not easy and hence split captaincy should work in India. Virat Kohli will leave captaincy for Rohit Sharma soon.
Virat Kohli has taken India to new heights in recent years. He’s arguably the best Test captain in recent times. But in the last few years, owing to the tactical supremacy and great record of Rohit Sharma as captain in T20 cricket, there have been suggestions that he should take over the mantle from Kohli, given the Mumbaikar is more suitable for the job.
Virat Kohli Will Leave Captaincy For Rohit Sharma: More
Pundits and fans, on the other side of the ledger, point to Kohli’s just-short-of-brilliant international numbers, which have seen him lose major tournaments only in semifinals and finals. But again, second or third means nothing and nobody will remember it.
Speaking to India TV, the former chief selector said that Rohit will get a chance to lead the team soon and that an update regarding Kohli might be out after the England tour.
“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,” More told India TV.
“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.”
Both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma is expected to play another 50 over the World Cup and T20 world cup. India will be happy to win at least one trophy out of it in presence of the great team.