In breaking news, the BCCI has announced that Rohit Sharma will be leading the men in blue from now on in the ODIs. Virat Kohli has been effectively removed as the captain from the ODIs. The former captain earlier stepped down from his T20 captaincy before the start of the World Cup citing workload management. Kohli however did not step down from the ODI captaincy. There were multiple reports speculating the faith of captain Kohli and Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. Now England’s Michael Vaughan has given his verdict on what he thinks about naming Rohit Sharma as the new ODI captain.
Vaughan approved of the decision taken by the BCCI, said that it is a good decision, and posted a thumbs up on his Twitter handle.
Team India has won a number of matches in the ODI under Virat Kohli, however, they were unable to win an ICC tournament, a thing which India won almost 8 years ago under Mahendra Singh Dhoni. Virat Kohli has captained Indian ODI team in 95 matches from 2013 – 2021 and won 65 matches and lost 21, making the winning percentage 70.43. India will be touring South Africa from the 26th of December. The team will play three tests and 3 ODIS. The T20s planned earlier will now be arranged later.