Pundits and players applaud Rohit Sharma’s elevation to India Test Captaincy. Rohit Sharma, 34, was named Test captain on Saturday. Ahead of the two-test series against Sri Lanka next month. Which will be preceded by three Twenty20 Internationals beginning on Thursday.
On Sunday, Indian pundits and players hailed Rohit Sharma as the new all-format skipper. Succeeding Virat Kohli in one of the world’s most important jobs. Rohit, 34, name Test captain on Saturday, ahead of a two-match series against Sri Lanka next month. Which will precede by three Twenty20 internationals beginning on Thursday. The swashbuckling opener was also a unanimous choice for the Test captaincy.
In addition, According to the Indian Express, “a new era in Indian cricket has begun in earnest, with Rohit Sharma now captain in all three formats.”
Rohit Sharma’s elevation to India Test Captaincy.
Sunil Gavaskar, a former cricketer, praised Rohit’s leadership abilities. “From the way he speaks, it appears that the players are aware of their responsibilities,” Gavaskar said on Sports Tak.
“And they understand what the team and the captain expect of them.”
Rohit led the team to a 3-0 ODI sweep of the West Indies before taking an unassailable 2-0 lead in the three T20 matches, with the third and final match scheduled for later Sunday.
Moreover, Rohit, a talented limited-overs batsman, made his Test debut at number six in 2013.
In 2019, he cemented his place as a Test opener with two centuries against South Africa on his debut at the top of the order.
Ayaz Memon, a veteran journalist, tweet, “Also, congratulations to #RohitSharma on being name Test captain. To be honest, I don’t understand why the BCCI was hesitating after Kohli resigned.”
However, given his age, the 34-year-old Rohit may still be a stopgap leadership option, and selectors chairman Chetan Sharma has stated that future captains will be groomed under him.
Senior players Ajinkya Rahane, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ishant Sharma, and Wriddhiman Saha were also drop for the two Tests against Sri Lanka, which begin on March 4.
Saha, a wicketkeeper-batsman, has slammed Sourav Ganguly, president of India’s Board of Control for Cricket, for not doing enough to support him.