After former Indian skipper, MS Dhoni stepped down from the position of captaincy, Virat Kohli has tried his best to continue with his legacy. Infact, he has performed exceedingly well across all formats as India’s overseas record has improved massively under his captaincy. However, there has always been this debate if team India needs split captaincy or not.
Several cricketers have voiced their thoughts on this matter, while there are many who think that Rohit Sharma should be made the skipper of the shortest format of the game, on the other hand, there are many who feel that Virat Kohli is superb as a captain and India doesn’t need split captaincy.
Recently, former Indian pacer Atul Wassan talked about the need for split captaincy in Team India. He claimed that Rohit Sharma should take over the Indian team captaincy from the current Indian skipper Virat Kohli. As per Atul Wassan, Virat Kohli should be assigned the captaincy, at least in the shortest format of the game in order to destress Virat Kohli’s mind. He said:
“I think so (need for split captaincy). Virat wants to captain in all there formats but Rohit has shown he’s an instinctive leader. His record has been good, he leads from the front. In Test cricket, Virat Kohli is boss, in ODIs, he should captain until the next World Cup. For T20s they can probably take the stress out of Virat’s mind and let Rohit Sharma lead,”
Furthermore, Atul Wassan also expressed his concern regarding the way Rishabh Pant is being handled. As per him Rishabh Pant is the future and he is currently in complex of MS Dhoni. He said:
“Handling of Rishabh Pant has been sad. He’s the future. He’s in the complex of MS Dhoni and he is being watched closely. You will spoil his game if you focus too much on him. Once you have identified talent, let them be.”
“ Pant will attain maturity after he gains a bit of experience. The young wicketkeeper will eventually turn into a match-winner for India, according to Wassan, who donned the Indian jersey in 4 Tests and 9 ODIs.
People might say he has been irresponsible with shot selection, but that’s the nature of the beast. He will mature, the more matches he plays, he will eventually turn a match-winner. If you play him in 3 matches and drop him for the next five games, his confidence will drop,”