The Indian ODI team suffered its first-ever whitewash loss in a 3-match series since 1989 as Virat Kohli and co. were outplayed by New Zealand in all the departments. The Kiwis chased down scores of 347 and 296 in this series while they successfully defended a total of 273 runs which indicates how dominant they were in the 3-match ODI series.
While Dhoni has been on a hiatus, Rohit injured himself during the 5th T20I of the series against New Zealand. While one can argue that the Indian team did not have the services of their regular openers in this series, they should understand that the momentum was on India’s side after the 5-0 drubbing and they did have two replacement players who had a good record in New Zealand. So, that thing automatically goes out of the equation.
The skipper accepted that his team did not play up to the mark in this series, especially in the bowling and fielding departments. Here’s why Rohit Sharma could replace Kohli as the captain soon.
Virat Kohli’s questionable selection decisions
While there are no doubts over the individual batting talent that Virat Kohli possesses but the cricket universe knows that he has not been a great captain in the cricket world. Over the years, he has taken a lot of questionable decisions.
In the IPL also, the fans have seen how Rohit is a better leader than Kohli. He has even led India to victories in the Hero Nidahas Trophy and Asia Cup while on the other side, Kohli, unfortunately, could not cross the finishing line despite reaching so close in the 2017 Champions Trophy and 2019 World Cup.
Talent of other Players
Rohit Sharma has the knack of identifying the player’s talent and he employs them in the same roles only. We have seen players like Mitchell McClenaghan succeed under Rohit at Mumbai Indians. He uses his talent to perfection and makes him look gold.
However, Virat Kohli does not look to keeping one player at one place. was no game plan laid down as the Indian team opted to keep on changing the team despite achieving success.