There are rumours that a change in leadership awaits the Indian cricket team. Captain Virat Kohli is likely to step down. Reportedly, rumors have been spreading that Rohit can take overcharge for the captaincy in T20Is. Rohit Sharma has displayed an incredible performance as the stand-in captain in IPL for team Mumbai Indians. He won five titles which boost his credibility for the same.
A paradigm shift might be seen in Indian Cricket after the T20 World Cup ends. On 14th September, the Times of India reported that after the T20, Virat Kohli can step down as a Captain of the Indian team. Rohit Sharma, the opener, can succeed him. The reports said, “Kohli has had prolonged discussions with Sharma and the team management over the last few months, particularly after Team India’s triumph in Australia, one that coincided with Kohli becoming a father”
TOI quoted “Virat himself will make the announcement. He is of the view that he needs to concentrate on his batting and go back to becoming what he’s always been—the best batsman in the world.” The report added, “… Virat is also the first to realize that his overall responsibilities as captain across formats are taking a toll on his batting. He needs that space and freshness because he has a lot more to offer. If Rohit takes over as white-ball captain, Virat can continue leading India’s red-ball aspirations and work on his T20 and one-day batting. He’s just 32 and given his fitness, he will easily play top cricket for another five to six years at least.”
However, Arun Dhumal, treasurer of BCCI has turned down such claims. He said, “This is all rubbish. Nothing (as) such is happening. This is all that you guys (media) are talking about. BCCI has not met or discussed anything on this issue (change in captaincy). Virat will remain as the captain (of all formats).”