When you talk about Rohit Sharma there are two superlatives you need which is a “classy batsman” and “fantastic skipper” and his numbers are enough to earn him those adjectives. He is quite close to reaching 10,000 International runs in ODI cricket has already surpassed the tally of 3000 T20 International runs only trailing behind Kohli in the T20 format and his record of winning five IPL titles under his leadership for Mumbai Indians speaks a volume about why he is good choice to become captain of Men in Blue.
After India’s faltering performance in the recently concluded T20 World Cup and Kohli decided to step down as T20 skipper there were several names in the pipeline including the likes of Kl Rahul and Rishabh Pant who will be given responsibility but making Rohit as next skipper of India clearly indicates the message BCCI has send to team management that we need ICC titles as Indian team has received a huge criticism of not winning any ICC tournament post-2013.
Let us talk about other reason which has played a vital role in making Rohit Sharma as next captain of India in detail.
- Apart from his record of winning five IPL titles for the Mumbai-based franchise he held himself calm in the crunch moments of the game.
- With his calming influence, he takes decisions in a better way, especially in pressure matches.
- His bowling changes and field rotation has been bang on to the point which is why he is so successful in IPL.
- Rohit Sharma as captain assigns roles to all his players and back players even if those players are not able to deliver that when required.
- Sharma has the ability to take the right decision while winning the toss and fielding right playing X1 in important games which is something that India is missing in ICC tournaments in the last few years.