Wasim Jaffer believes Rohit Sharma can surpass Virat Kohli as a Test captain. After taking over as full-time captain, Rohit Sharma has led India to 14 consecutive victories across all formats.
Rohit Sharma has had an incredible start to his captaincy tenure in international cricket. Since taking over as full-time captain, the veteran opener has led India in 14 matches across formats. Leading the team to victory each time. Rohit’s first leadership assignment in the longest format was the recently two-match Test series against Sri Lanka, and the 34-year-old accepted the challenge.
He was spot-on with his tactics and decision-making as India easily won both matches. Needless to say, Rohit’s captaincy has received plaudits from all quarters. Former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer is among those who have praised the 34-year-leadership old’s abilities. However, Jaffer made a bold statement while doing so. He believes Rohit can be a better Test captain than his predecessor, Virat Kohli, who stepped down earlier this year.
I believe Rohit Sharma is one of the best captains: Wasim Jaffer
“Rohit Sharma has the potential to be a better Test captain than Virat Kohli.” I’m not sure how many Tests he’ll captain, but tactically, I believe he’s one of the best. We’ve seen how they’ve whitewashed each series. “It feels like the captaincy has fallen into the hands of the right captain.” Jaffer said after India’s series victory over Sri Lanka.
It should be noted that Kohli finished his tenure as India’s most successful Test captain. Having led the team to 40 victories in 68 matches. With Rohit’s 35th birthday coming up next month, he’s unlikely to surpass Kohli’s total. However, he still has a chance to lead India to the ICC World Test Championship title, which Kohli was unable to do during his tenure.
Meanwhile, both talismans are preparing for the 2022 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which begins on March 26. While Rohit will continue to captain the five-time champion Mumbai Indians, Kohli will play for Royal Challengers Bangalore under Faf du Plessis. Following the conclusion of the competition, India’s cricket schedule is jam-packed, and both Rohit and Kohli will be critical to the team’s success.
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