Ravi Shastri Confirms India’s Next T20I Captain: ‘He’s Waiting To Take That Job’
Outgoing Team India head coach Ravi Shastri has formally announced who would take over as the national cricket team’s next T20I captain after Virat Kohli. On Monday, Kohli led India for the final time in their ICC T20 World Cup 2021 Super 12 match against Namibia at Dubai International Stadium. At the same time, this was Ravi Shastri’s farewell game as India’s coach.
As Ravi Shastri begins to focus on his future undertakings following the conclusion of his Team India coaching tenure, he made it quite apparent that the team’s white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma is the ideal choice to be named as Virat Kohli’s replacement.
“I believe you have a highly talented individual in Rohit. He’s won a lot of IPLs. He’s the team’s vice-captain. He’s ready to accept that position, he’s just waiting in the wings “Shastri stated this at a virtual press conference on Monday, as published by news agency PTI, following India’s 9-wicket victory over Namibia in their last T20 World Cup encounter.
“Because of the bubble and the quantity of cricket played, I don’t believe it’s such a negative thing. The players must be rotated and given the space they require to spend time with their family and see their parents. As I said, if a person doesn’t go home for six months, he may have his family with him, but if he has parents and other relatives and you don’t get to see them, it’s not easy “He continued.
Virat Kohli took over as India’s full-time captain in all forms after legendary Indian skipper MS Dhoni stepped down in late 2016. Since 2017, Kohli has led India in a total of 50 T20I matches, with the team winning 30 and losing only 16. Despite not having any ICC championships to his record, Kohli has had enormous success as T20I captain, with a win rate of over 60. While announcing his decision to step down as T20I captain, Kohli stated that he wants to focus on leading India in longer forms, but he would continue to play for the country in all formats.
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