Ex-India Selector On Split Captaincy: Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Have That “Camaraderie”
India’s white-ball captain, Rohit Sharma, was selected earlier this month. While Virat Kohli stayed in control of the Test team.
Former India wicketkeeper-batsman Saba Karim told NDTV that despite the captaincy divide. Both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma have the “camaraderie” needed to push Indian cricket ahead.
Earlier this month, Rohit was chosen India’s white-ball captain, while Kohli stayed in control of the Test team. If the former is able to restore his fitness in time. – Rohit was ruled out of the three-match Test series due to a hamstring injury. – The South Africa tour might be the first time in Indian cricket that divided captaincy is used.
Former captain and current head coach Rahul Dravid, according to Saba Karim, can assist Rohit and Virat.
“I believe Rohit and Virat share that kind of respect and friendship. They can also rely on Rahul Dravid for assistance. In an exclusive interview with NDTV, Karim remarked, “This should work fairly well for the Indian side.”
In addition, the former India selector discussed how having separate captains for red and white ball cricket might really benefit Team India.
“I believe this is a good option because the workload may become overwhelming at times, especially as India prepares for World Cups.” The T20 World Cup will be held in Australia next year, followed by the 50-over World Cup in 2023. So you’ll need a fresh thinking to contribute more to the side,” Karim explained.
Karim, who has played 34 ODIs and one Test for India. Cited the likes of Sachin Tendulkar and MS Dhoni as examples of players who have played under new captains. And worked with them to advance Indian cricket.
Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma Have That “Camaraderie”
Although Indian cricket does not have a tradition of split captaincy, we have seen former captains play under new captains. It has occurred in the past for a long time. We had Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, and even MS Dhoni. Who played under Virat Kohli in ODIs and T20Is for a while after retiring from Test cricket. “I don’t see any difficulty if the past and new captains. Have respect for one another and are able to communicate with one another for the sake of the team.” Saba Karim remarked.
Before leaving for South Africa, India’s Test skipper Kohli stated that there was “no conflict” between him and Rohit.
“There is no difficulty between Rohit and me. To be honest, I’ve been clarifying this for the past two and a half years. I’m fed up with doing it. The same question gets asked of me over and over again. I can promise you one thing. My acts and communications will never pull the team down. Until the end of my cricket career “Kohli had stated previously.