Rohit Sharma To Lead Indian Cricket Team In T20Is, Virat Kohli To Step Down As Captain In Limited Overs? 

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Indian Cricket Team’s Vice Captain (VC) Rohit Sharma is likely to take charge as the Captain in the limited overs series, replacing Virat Kohli.

There are rumours regarding the change of leadership in India’s limited overs matches.  As per the media sources, the Indian Cricket Team Captain Virat Kohli would step down as the limited over series leader, handing the post to Rohit Sharma. 

The decision to make Rohit Sharma as Captain of the Indian Cricket team for T20 Internationals was taken considering his excellent performance as a leader and a player.   It is to be noted, after Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma is said to have established himself as an outstanding player and a fine leader.  

Under his leadership, the Mumbai Indians (MI) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) performed well and won the IPL 2020.  So far, Rohit Sharma has led India 10 times in One Day Internationals (ODIs) and led them to victories in eight  matches.  In T20Is, he has captained 19 times of which they have won 15 matches. 

A source close to the development, who wished to be anonymous said, “Virat (Mr. Virat Kohli) himself will make the announcement.  He is of the view that he needs to concentrate on his batting and go back to becoming what he’s always been — the best batsman in the world.”

The source further added, “It will wrap up a historic Test cycle from an India perspective.  Virat is also the first to realise that his overall responsibilities as captain across formats are taking a toll on his batting.  He needs that space and freshness because he has a lot more to offer.  If Rohit takes over as whiteball captain, Virat can continue leading India’s red-ball aspirations and work on his T20 and One-day batting.  He’s just 32 and given his fitness, he will easily play top cricket for another five to six years at least.”

However, an official announcement regarding the change in leader’s in different formats of Cricket (T20Is) is awaited. 

Stay tuned for further updates.

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