Almost a month ago, Virat Kohli announced that he would be stepping down from the captain’s position of the Indian cricket team in the shortest format. After this, several people speculated Rohit Sharma, who has won 5 IPL titles with Mumbai Indians, to take on the captainship. Ravi Shastri, whose tenure as the Indian cricket team’s coach also came to an end on Monday, believes in the same idea.
According to reports of PTI, Shastri addressed the issue in the post-match presentation. He said that in the post covid world, where stress has amplified due to the bubble factor, it’s only normal to share the burden of captaincy across the format. Shastri said, “I think in Rohit, you have got a very capable guy. He has won so many IPLs. He is the vice-captain of the team; he is already in the wings to take the job.” He further enumerated the fact that this tournament’s performance does not describe the complete picture of the Indian team and that the team will come back strong in the near future. He then addressed the other issues, like the Indian team lacking a backup bowling option with Pandya out with injury, alongside the most frequent question regarding a break between IPL and World Cup.
Towards the end of the interview, Shastri signed off commenting on his departure from his position. He admitted that it is a “very emotional part,” especially after being a part of the setup for over six years. Rahul Dravid will take on the position from the next series onwards, starting from the 17th of November.