India’s T20I Captaincy Not Up For Discussion At This Stage: Sourav Ganguly

The BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has put all the speculations regarding India’s T20I captaincy to bed.

The 47-year old cricketer-turned-administrator from Kolkata has made it clear that changing the captaincy of the T20I team is not on board’s agenda for the time being.

Virat Kohli has been in charge of the Indian side in all formats of the game for the last three years and while, India have done fairly well under his captaincy, they have faltered in the big white ball tournaments.

India have played two ICC majors under Virat and despite being the favourites in both those tournaments, they have failed to clinch the title. It has led to a certain section of Indian fans calling for Virat’s removal from white-ball captaincy.

There is a school of thought that since Rohit Sharma has captained the Mumbai Indians so well in the IPL, he is an ideal candidate to take over the white ball captaincy of India.

Rohit is leading the Indian team at the moment in the ongoing India vs Bangladesh T20I series in the absence of Virat who has been rested for the series. India are currently trailed by 0-1 in the series, having lost the first game by 7 wickets.

According to Ganguly, whether Rohit’s captaincy credentials in the IPL can be considered to present his case for India captaincy or not, it’s not a subject of discussion at this stage.

“It has often been wondered whether Rohit Sharma’s experience of leading the Mumbai Indians in the IPL and also the national side in the absence of Kohli is enough for him to be made the white-ball captain. I don’t think that is required to be even discussed now.”, Ganguly was quoted saying by the Hindustan Times.

This statement of Ganguly has almost sealed Virat’s position as India’s T20I captain at least for the next WT20 which is less than a year away.

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