Opener Rohit Sharma who has very notably demonstrated his leadership qualities in the IPL (Indian Premier League) is the most likely choice to take over the captaincy role after the recent announcement of the current skipper Virat Kohli who took to social media to announce his decision to sept down form the role after the upcoming T20 World Cup in the UAE and Omar. The choice of Rohit Sharma to be named the next captain is in favour of several former players of the game as well.
Virat Kohli who has led the Indian cricket team in the limited over format in 2017 has decided to relinquish his role after having a win-loss ratio of 27-14 since being named captain. Kohli will lead the men in blue to the field in the T20 World Cup before taking charge of RCB in the resume of the IPL as they are in search of their maiden IPL title. While the BCCI currently show no rush in naming a successor for the role, Rohit is likely to take the place for the Indian T20 teams as his IPL stats prove him to be the most successful captain in the tournament to date. “Rohit deserves to be India’s next T20 captain because he has done well whenever he’s been allowed to lead India,” said the former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar as reported by Reuters.
The Former cricketer Sandeep Patil had also backed the IPL’s most successful captain for the job in the national team. Sunil Gavaskar had come out in favour of the Mumbai Indian skipper to say he was the best man to lead the limited-overs format while grooming the Punjab Kings skipper KL Rahul as the future T20 captain.