Rohit Sharma took over India’s captaincy after Virat Kohli stepped down© AFP
The Virat Kohli-Rohit Sharma captiancy change saga stays one of the crucial controversial matters in Indian cricketing historical past. It nonetheless is not recognized what precisely transpired behind the scenes earlier than Virat Kohli’s exit as captain from all three codecs of the sport. Rohit Sharma took over the baton from Kohli and has since executed wonders within the function. Nonetheless, former India skipper Sourav Ganguly has revealed that Rohit wasn’t eager on taking on the function.
Ganguly, in a chat with Kolkata TV, revealed that he had even given an ultimatum to Rohit, saying both he accepts captaincy himself or Ganguly would announce his identify anyway.
“Rohit Sharma wasn’t eager on captaincy. It had gone to a stage the place ‘aapko ha bolna hai nahi toh predominant kar dunga‘. It had gone to that stage. As a result of he’s an impressive captain. After Virat Kohli left, he was one of the best man to guide India,” Dada revealed.
When requested why Rohit wasn’t eager on taking on India captaincy, the legendary cricketer stated that though he is not conscious of the precise cause, it might be all the way down to workload.
“Do not know precisely. Plenty of cricket. Males’s cricket, T20 cricket, lot of Cricket lot of stress. IPL captaincy so he had quite a bit on his plate however nothing might be higher than India captain. I’m completely happy that he has taken it. And he’s doing properly,” Ganguly stated.
Within the World Cup 2023, Rohit has led the Indian staff phenomenally. Group India is the one unbeaten aspect within the competitors, having gained all 8 league-stage matches to date. With the ultimate group sport scheduled towards the Netherlands, India aren’t anticipated to worry a lot. Nonetheless, it is the semi-final and doubtlessly the ultimate, the place Rohit’s management and India’s type will actually be put to check. In all likeliness, India will face New Zealand within the final 4.
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