Sunil Gavaskar said India can appoint Rohit Sharma as the next skipper in T20Is. According to him, Rohit is the best man to replace Virat Kohli as he can lead India to an ICC title.
Virat Kohli’s tenure as India’s T20I captain ended after the team’s last match in the ICC T20 World Cup. Although the Men in Blue defeated Namibia by 9 wickets but that was not enough to take them to the semis.
Kohli had announced before the start of T20 World Cup 2021 that he would step down from his post in the shortest format of the game. Speaking to India Today, Gavaskar said Rohit’s record is excellent when it comes to leading India and Mumbai Indians.
“Long term is in case the next World Cup is maybe 2 years away or 3 years away. The next World Cup is just 10-12 months away. You don’t have to really look long term now,” Gavaskar said.
“Right now, you have to look for the best man who can take India to an ICC trophy. And that is Rohit Sharma with his record for Mumbai Indians in the IPL, he is an obvious choice. I think he should be given the captaincy and maybe after next year’s World Cup in Australia, maybe have a look at another T20 captain. But right, now it’s only Rohit Sharma,” he added.