Jun 27, 2022, 20:35 IST

Former India player thinks BCCI could think of asking Rohit Sharma to give T20 captaincy


Indian cricket is bracing itself for an extensive period of non stop cricketing action. India is currently playing a two match T20 series in Ireland with Hardik Pandya at the helm. 1st July will witness the Indian test team finish their test commitments in England with the rescheduled 5th test at the Edgbaston ground in Birmingham. Indian cricket fans and experts will have their eyes on the big prize later this year. India will be gunning for its first silverware in years as Rohit Sharma leads his mean to the T20 world cup in Australia later this year.

Former legend feels Rohit Sharma could be asked to step aside –

Rohit Sharma has been captaining in the IPL since 2013, when he took over a struggling Mumbai Indians from Ricky Ponting. Sharma since then has led Mumbai to 5 title wins, but endured a terrible 2022 season where Mumbai finished last. According to former India opener Virender Sehwag, BCCI could ask Rohit Sharma to step down as the T20 captain to manage the work load. India have been led by Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and currently Hardik Pandya in the shortest format of the game. Sehwag while speaking to news outlet PTI said “If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as captain in the T20 format, then I think, Rohit (Sharma) could be relieved and the following can be taken into consideration going forward”

Rohit Sharma the right choice for all formats for now – Sehwag

Rohit began his full time captaincy stint with a home series wins against New Zealand, West Indies and Sri Lanka. He was also named the test skipper after Kohli stepped down as the captain earlier this year. Sharma led India to a 2-0 win in the 2 match test series against Sri Lanka. Rohit is yet to lead India in the ODI format on a full time basis and that chance will come against England later in a few weeks time. Speaking about Rohit Sharma as the full time across formats, Sehwag said “If the Indian think-tank still wants to pursue the same policy, which is, to let one man leading India in all the three formats, then I still believe Rohit Sharma is the best man for it”

Rohit Sharma is racing against time to get fit for the Birmingham test match, after testing positive for COVID. Mayank Agarwal has been called up as a cover for Rohit, while Jasprit Bumrah could be named as the skipper of the side.