- On Wednesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India Wednesday affirmed Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI commander.
- As well as being named the full-time commander in ODIs, Rohit Sharma was likewise designated as the bad habit skipper in Tests.
On Wednesday, the Board of Control for Cricket in India Wednesday affirmed Rohit Sharma as India’s ODI commander. The Indian opener assumes control over the job from Virat Kohli and is probably going to start his residency as ODI captain in the series against South Africa in January.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly has now opened up on the choice, expressing that the load up and selectors accepted the assemble to choose Rohit as the full-time white-ball chief of the side. The previous Indian captain likewise added that he conversed with Virat Kohli over the choice alongside the executive of selectors.
“It’s a consideration that the BCCI and the selectors took together,” Ganguly told ANI.
“All things considered, the BCCI had mentioned Virat to not advance down as the T20I captain, yet clearly, he disagreed. What’s more, the selectors then, at that point, didn’t feel it right to have two unique chiefs for two white-ball designs.
“So it was concluded that Virat will proceed as Test commander and Rohit will take over as the white-ball skipper. I as President addressed Virat Kohli, and the executive of selectors has additionally addressed him.”
Ganguly said thanks to Kohli for his commitments as commander in T20Is and ODIs, while backing Rohit’s capacities as captain.
“We have full confidence in Rohit Sharma’s administration capacities, and Virat will proceed as the Test skipper. We, as BCCI, are certain that Indian cricket is in great hands. We express gratitude toward Virat Kohli for his commitments as commander in the white-ball design,” the BCCI president said.
In Virat Kohli’s residency as ODI skipper, India won 65 of their 95 games however didn’t toll well in ICC competitions. While the side lost in the last of the 2017 Champions Trophy, India’s productive spat the 2019 World Cup finished in the semi-finals with a misfortune to New Zealand.
As well as being named the full-time commander in ODIs, Rohit Sharma was likewise designated as the bad habit skipper in Tests. He assumes control over the job from Ajinkya Rahane, who as of late drove India in the first of two-Test series against New Zealand. Rohit will start in the job in the forthcoming three-Test series in South Africa.
The visit through South Africa starts on December 26 with the principal Test in Centurion.