India will soon get a new captain in T20 international matches as Virat Kohli’s term in the shortest format came to an end on Monday as India’s campaign in the ICC T20 World Cup ended with a victory against Namibia. Kohli announced before the start of the tournament that this would be his last assignment as India’s captain in T20Is. However, he will continue to lead in Tests and one-day matches. On Monday, the outgoing head coach of the Indian cricket team Ravi Shastri dropped a big tip about who can take over the mantle from Kohli.
In the post-match press conference, Shastri was asked about his opinion on split captaincy, to which he said it could be a good thing given the bio-bubbles of which the players should be a part due to the COVID-19 protocols.
“I think it’s not such a bad thing because of the bubble and because of the amount of cricket being played. The players need to be turned around and given the space they need to spend time with their families. , as I said, when a guy does not go home for six months, he may have his family with him, but if he has parents and other family and you do not get a chance to see them, is not easy at all.
“So I think it’s not such a bad thing. I think in Rohit you have a very capable guy. He’s won so many IPLs. He’s the vice-captain of this team. He’s waiting in the wings to take that job. .
“As for the T20 team, I think we will always have a strong team. We may not have won this World Cup, but I think going forward we will continue to have a strong team because the IPL is throwing a lot. “young players in the mix. Rahul will have his own ideas on how to take this team forward, and I see it is still a very good team,”
Virat Kohli also dropped a hint on Monday when he spoke at the draw before the match against Namibia, when he mentioned that Rohit Sharma had been watching for a while.
“I was grateful for the opportunity. It’s time for the next fate to take the team forward. Rohit has looked ahead anyway, and Indian cricket is in good hands,” Kohli said.
Rohit Sharma has won five Indian Premier League (IPL) titles while leading Mumbai Indians and is considered the frontrunner to be named captain of the Indian T20I team.