Rohit Sharma Captaincy / Rohit Sharma's Test captaincy hangs in the balance, decision after next month's West Indies tour

Zoom News : Jun 13, 2023, 10:05 PM
Rohit Sharma Captaincy: Even under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team failed to win the title in the second consecutive ICC event. With strong captaincy and the ability to win tournaments, Rohit was made the captain of the Indian team in all three formats, but so far the results have not been as expected. After India's defeat in the final of the World Test Championship, there is a demand for a change in the team and Rohit's captaincy is also under question, but at the moment he will not be removed.

In February last year, Rohit got the captaincy of Team India in the Test format. Virat Kohli had resigned after India's defeat in the Test series on South Africa tour, after which he got this responsibility. Now looking at the increasing age, fluctuating form and new test championship cycle, experts are talking about the new captain.

Decision on Rohit after West Indies tour?

Team India now has to start its campaign in the new cycle of the World Test Championship next month with a tour of the West Indies and it is clear that Rohit will be the captain of the team in this series. In a PTI report, quoting BCCI sources, it has been told that at present the board is not thinking of removing him from the captaincy.

However, it has also been said that Rohit himself needs to show himself amazing in batting. If he fails to play a single big innings in the West Indies, then the selectors can decide about his future. India has played only 7 Tests under Rohit's captaincy, out of which 4 were won and 2 were lost. There was a draw.

Best batsman for four years

Since becoming Team India's opener in Test cricket in 2019, Rohit's performance and career graph in this format has gone up continuously. Even in these four years, he was more successful than legendary Test batsmen like Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. However, this year his batting has also been volatile and he has failed to capitalize on a good start. Also, his growing age (36 years now) will also play an important role in the decision on his future.