Rohit Sharma had led the team quite superbly ever since he took charge as the full-time captain. Under his captaincy, India never lost a single game so far. Rohit’s captaincy dream run started with the 3-0 T20I series win over New Zealand.
Later on, India locked horns with West Indies in the ODI and T20I series. Team India comfortably won both the formats by 3-0 and 3-0 respectively. After that, India played against Sri Lanka in the three-match T20I series followed by two Tests.
India didn’t lose a single game in the home series as they beat Sri Lanka by 3-0 in the shortest format. Rohit Sharma captained the team for the first time in Test cricket and under his guidance, India won the series by 2-0. India registered 14 wins on the trot under Rohit’s captaincy.
Nonetheless, Rohit is 34 years old and is probably heading towards the last phase of his cricketing career. The way he has been leading the side, it’s never a doubt in mind that he can be the captain till World Cup 2023.
Ravi Shastri comes up with four options for India’s captaincy
Meanwhile, former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri has suggested four captaincy options for Team India. Talking about the same, he said the upcoming IPL will serve as a perfect opportunity for the young captains to express their leadership skills.
The former head coach added that the Indian team management might have to look at who might be the future Indian captain. Speaking on the same lines, Shastri came up with four captaincy options that include Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya.
“Rohit’s not getting any younger. Neither is Virat (Kohli). They’ll have to look at who might be the captain two years, three years down the line. So that’s where I’ll be looking at. I’ll be looking at Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals). I’ll be looking at Shreyas Iyer (Kolkata Knight Riders).
Very closely. Of course KL Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants), the way he handles that side. And Hardik for the simple reason if that can energize in him a manner that can make him come out and play with gay abandon,” he added.