India’s star opener and newly-appointed T20I skipper Rohit Sharma has been announced as the new captain of Team India in the ODI format. Rohit Sharma will take over the captaincy responsibilities from Virat Kohli.
On Wednesday, the All-India Senior Selection Committee announced Rohit Sharma as the new captain of Team India in ODIs. It was just a couple of weeks ago when Rohit was named as the T20I skipper of India, replacing Virat Kohli.
“I’ve been immensely proud of how the team has played. Now I think it’s time for the next lot to take this team forward. Obviously Rohit is here and he’s overlooking (sic) (overseeing) things for a while now,” Kohli had said earlier when Rohit was named the T20I captain.
“It’s been an honour for me, I was given the opportunity and I tried to do my best. But it’s also time to create some space and move forward.”
Announcing the big decision, the BCCI shared an update via their official Twitter handle, they wrote: “The All-India Senior Selection Committee also decided to name Mr Rohit Sharma as the Captain of the ODI & T20I teams going forward.”
Here, check out the Tweet:
The All-India Senior Selection Committee also decided to name Mr Rohit Sharma as the Captain of the ODI & T20I teams going forward.#TeamIndia | @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/hcg92sPtCa
— BCCI (@BCCI) December 8, 2021
Rohit Sharma made a blockbuster start to his captaincy stint as he won all three matches against New Zealand since taking over the captaincy role.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday also announced a squad for the upcoming tour of South Africa. Rohit Sharma has also been promoted as the vice-captain of the Indian Test team, replacing the out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane.
The Indian side led by Virat Kohli will begin the upcoming tour with h the Boxing Day Test, on December 26, against the Proteas that will be played in Centurion. The second Test match will kickstart on January 3 in Johannesburg while the third game of the 3-match series will commence from January 11 in Cape Town. The Test series against the Proteas will be followed by a 3-match ODI series.
Tests – Vice-captain
ODIs – Captain
T20Is – Captain
Rohit Sharma has been confirmed as India’s captain in both limited-overs formats ??#RohitSharma #India #SAvIND #Cricket pic.twitter.com/bIHIlTfMbB
— Wisden India (@WisdenIndia) December 8, 2021
Here’s the Test squad: Virat Kohli (Capt),Rohit Sharma(vc), KL Rahul, Mayank Agarwal, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Shreyas Iyer, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant(wk), Wriddhiman Saha(wk), R Ashwin, Jayant Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Mohd. Shami, Umesh Yadav, Jasprit Bumrah, Shardul Thakur, Md. Siraj.
Meanwhile, the fans on social media were thrilled with the news of Rohit taking over the captaincy stint and they came up with amazing reactions to it.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
Rohit has been appointed to Lead Team India ?? ODI team in the upcoming SA tour,wish him all the best???#Rohitsharma @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/QAuK6eHwIm
— ?????ⓈⒽⒶⓇⒶ Army ?? (@HitmanRo45_) December 8, 2021
From Can’t play tests to becoming the Highest ranked indian batsman in test.
From Can’t play in overseas test to becoming highest run scorer in recent eng series.
From being called as temporary captain to being the permanent captain .
This is inspirational
#Rohitsharma ?? pic.twitter.com/lXdtRppb2S
— PRAYU (@Sydney_133) December 8, 2021
??????? ?? ??? https://t.co/eiZ060Cnu0
— Mumbai Indians (@mipaltan) December 8, 2021
India’s Limited overs captain
HITMAN ROHIT SHARMA@ImRo45 #Rohitsharma pic.twitter.com/PpqKMNlySv
— Rohit Stans Telugu (@Rohit_Stans) December 8, 2021
So Called Temporary Captain To Permanent White Ball Captain ??
Not fit and No permanent place in Test Team To Vice Captain of Indian Test Team ??
Redemption of Hitman @ImRo45 ?
Congratulations My Role Model #Rohitsharma pic.twitter.com/9pqXbb3Rwx
— Rohit Gopi (@itsgopi45) December 8, 2021
#HITMAN – THE CAPTAIN @ImRo45 @BCCI #RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/4OBEdcBJSs
— Fukkard (@Fukkard) December 8, 2021
Rohit Sharma appointed as the new ODI captain of Team India. #RohitSharma @ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/2BjnCWo6Se
— Mumbai Indians FC (@FanaticsOfMI) December 8, 2021
Test Vice Captain
New Era Of @ImRo45 Begins ??
Its time to bring trophies home?#RohitSharma pic.twitter.com/ZbKe7aEmuY
— ManojkumaRRR (@Manojkumar_099) December 8, 2021
#RohitSharma appointed #India Captain in #ODI’s & #T20’s and vice-captain for Test. #ViratKohli will continue as #Test captain.
— Sreedhar Pillai (@sri50) December 8, 2021
They said “He can’t do it…”
But each and everytime he proved them wrong.
Meet the new WHITE BALL CAPTAIN (ODI+T20I)
A Tale of Redemption by Rohit Sharma @ImRo45
The KING ? is here to RULE #RohitSharma #BCCI pic.twitter.com/3pXxG1xSUQ
— Basil [email protected] (@BasilRo_45) December 8, 2021
FINALLY FINALLY FINALLY ? ? @ImRo45 announced as #TeamIndia new white ball captain, it’s a dream comes true that we all rohitians seen years ago ? Very emotional,proudful and joyful moment for all of us ?#RohitSharma | #Indiacaptain | #ODI pic.twitter.com/ilV5Ydpk3p
— Rohit Sharma Fanclub India (@Imro_fanclub) December 8, 2021
Who thought this man will Lead team India in WC ?.
This is so inspiring and a life lessons to keep trying and never giving up ?.
Well deserved man @ImRo45 | #Rohitsharma ?? pic.twitter.com/QcftM3ACyt
— PRAYU (@Sydney_133) December 8, 2021
Rohit Sharma will lead Indian cricket team in ICC ODI WORLD CUP 2023#RohitSharma@ImRo45 pic.twitter.com/7flYDv0HpP
— Rohit Sharma Forever (@ProudRohitFan) December 8, 2021