Ahead of Virat Kohli’s final project as the T20I captain of the Indian cricket team, an official of the BCCI confirmed that India’s vice-captain Rohit Sharma will be taking over the responsibility of captaincy in the shortest format of the game after the conclusion of the ongoing T20 World Cup 2021.
On Tuesday, talking to InsideSport, a BCCI source confirmed: “It’s no secret who is going to take over. Rohit Sharma has been in the leadership group and will take over from Virat after T20 World Cup. An official announcement will be made after the World Cup”
BCCI official (in InsideSport) said “Rohit Sharma will be the captain of T20 format after the World Cup, announcement will be made after the mega event”.
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) October 20, 2021
It was last year, before the start of the UAE leg when the Indian skipper Virat Kohli announced his decision to step down from the position of the captaincy of the shortest format of the game, citing workload management issues. However, he wished to continue to work on his skills as a batsman and will hopefully be seen back in his supernatural form in the upcoming months. Announcing his decision, Kohli had said:
“I’ve decided to step down as the T20 captain after this T20 World Cup in Dubai in October… Understanding workload is a very important thing and considering my immense workload over the last 8-9 years playing all three formats and captaining regularly for the last five to six years, I feel I need to give myself space to be fully ready to lead the Indian team in Test and ODI cricket,”
Meanwhile, ever since Virat Kohli made the big announcement, fans were eagerly waiting for Rohit Sharma to take over the captaincy. Now as the BCCI confirmed the news, fans were delighted with the news.
Here, check out the reactions of Twitterati on this:
All the best Rohit for your next Innings
He has been the best Ipl captain , hopefully his experience comes in handy for India in the NZ series as he will be leading a young team
— Aman_khurana ?? (@AKhurana1812) October 20, 2021
I guess Rahul should be next captain don’t u need captain for long tym if not then rohit is good choice otherwise Rahul is better
— Nazma Khan (@beggirlrizwan7) October 20, 2021
Go well Hitman @ImRo45
— R A T N I S H (@LoyalSachinFan) October 20, 2021
Good decision from BCCI.. he has the experience of IPL after Virat he is the best choice…???
— Shivam Mishra (@shiv0769) October 20, 2021
Make way for the King ??? https://t.co/cSYqjZkNLT
— ʜʙᴅ ꜱᴀʟᴍᴀɴ ʙʜᴀɪ & ꜱᴏɴᴀʟɪ (@BeingChanchal) October 20, 2021
Finally the day about to come
Can’t wait https://t.co/Khm73tgWO8
— Anuj Sharma (@anujsharma9103) October 20, 2021
It’s official, we’ll see what Rohit does in 2022 T20WC and act accordingly to Virat haters in Rohit FC
No hatred to Rohit or Rohit lead India, just saying to “the haters” if Rohit couldn’t deliver India WT20 in 2022, as he delivers often in IPL, Then…https://t.co/8boVGr2E0b
— Mani sekhar ?? (@Manirat_18) October 20, 2021
? Hitman will lead???????? https://t.co/1MzG5m7jJK
— YH10? (@HiteshY23384055) October 20, 2021