Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar has reckoned that Virat Kohli should allow Rohit Sharma to captain India in the final game against Namibia. India have been knocked out of the ICC T20 World Cup, with the final match against the Gerhard Erasmus side being a dead-rubber.
In an interaction with Dafa News, Manjrekar stated -“If Virat Kohli wants to sort of start a new trend, the inevitable future in T20 cricket, he could maybe offer the leadership straightaway to Rohit Sharma in this final game. Then Rohit Sharma may not be rested and play as captain.”
Former India opener Aakash Chopra has termed the T20 World Cup an “extremely disappointing campaign” for the Indian team.
“This is where one story is ending. It is Virat Kohli’s first and last T20 World Cup as captain, he will not be seen again as a captain in the shortest format. Virat and Ravi Shastri’s pairing is also finishing here. It was an extremely disappointing campaign for Virat Kohli as a captain.”
Speaking of the departing head coach Ravi Shastri, he said: “He will not be seen as the Indian coach hereafter. If you talk about World Cups or ICC events, you could have won at least one of the three trophies, whether it was the 2019 World Cup or the ICC mace or this World Cup. If you play three World Cups and don’t win even one of them and you don’t even qualify in one, it might remain as a thorn in his [Shastri’s] mind.”