Latest Cricket News: India’s team is going to undergo a major overhaul. After Virat Kohli voluntarily stepped down as T20I captain due to workload concerns, Rohit Sharma was named captain for the shortest version of the game. The Indian cricket board has now ousted Virat Kohli from the ODI captaincy and replaced him with Rohit Sharma. When the BCCI revealed the dates and team details for the impending South Africa tour, this major announcement was made.
These pivotal decisions involving Ravi Shastri’s leadership and management transition to Rahul Dravid have split fans, retired cricketers, commentators, and the cricket fraternity. It’s worth noting that Virat Kohli will continue to captain the Indian Test team, with Rohit Sharma appointed as his deputy for the longer format.
On his YouTube channel, cricketer-turned-commentator Aakash Chopra expressed his thoughts on the captaincy move. Chopra agreed with the BCCI’s decision to remove Virat Kohli as ODI captain. Having said that, Aakash felt the decision to go with Rohit Sharma as the new skipper was “bound to happen.” He continued by explaining how the cricketing authorities distinguished between white and red-ball cricket.
Rohit is a “strong captain” and “tactically very good”: Aakash Chopra
Virat’s choice to step down as India’s T20I captain was always going to lead to his ouster as India’s One Day captain, according to Aakash. Virat Kohli, who has previously stepped down as India’s T20I captain, was given a 48-hour (2-day) window to voluntarily relinquish his leadership post, but he did not reply.
As a result, Rohit Sharma was given the leadership role.
With the change in captaincy, Aakash Chopra said that the distinction between white and red-ball cricket is now resolved. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma’s T20I captaincy started off well. In November, Team India defeated the Black Caps 3-0. Aakash Chopra lauded Rohit Sharma, calling him a “strong captain” and “tactically extremely well.”
Team India will depart for South Africa on December 16th, 2021, for the South Africa Tour, which will begin on December 26th.
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