IND vs SA 2021: Ravi Shastri supports the idea of split captaincy

Former Indian head coach, Ravi Shastri in favour of the move of split captaincy after Rohit Sharma was appointed as skipper for T20 and ODI format. Virat Kohli has remained skipper for the Test format.

IND vs SA 2021 – Ravi Shastri former head coach has come in to support the plan of split captaincy which had been brought earlier to appoint Rohit Sharma as skipper. With two skippers for ODI and Test cricket is not a bad plan for Indian Cricket, says Ravi Shastri, reports PTI.

BCCI has appointed earlier Rohit Sharma as T20 captain after the surprise exit of team India from the group stage. But soon after the board has taken another decision to change the ODI captaincy from Virat Kohli to Rohit Sharma.


With consistent lapses throughout the ICC major events have a reason for Virat Kohli ODI Captaincy reckoned by Saba Karim after the BCCI decision. In his captaincy, Virat Kohli has a better winning percentage. But was it completely absurd in his captaincy skills to perform in those events?

“It’s the right template to follow for different formats. In such a protocols schedule, it’s quite effective for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as I don’t see this bubble lifestyle existing for a year or two. In that situation it’s difficult to captain every format for a player,” Ravi Shastri highlighted on the Star Sports show.

Virat Kohli earlier in the interaction said there was no conversation between the board and me to stay as T20 captain. Shastri who was the coach for some time has said wanted to establish Rohit Sharma as the opening batsman for India.

With a very clear mind. I wanted to go with the plan. If I can’t get the best out of the batsman then I failed as the head coach because Rohit has quality talent,” Rohit Sharma narrates.

Talking about his time with Virat Kohli in tenure. Virat Kohli was skipper for ODI and T20 format in Shastri’s tenure. Both had a fair amount of good times with victories.

“We both had worked on the same template to play ruthless cricket in our times. And to win test match team has to take 20 wickets, for that to play fearless cricket,” Ravi Shastri said.