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Rohit Sharma wanted both ODI and T20 captaincy – Reports


It was a few days ago that BCCI dropped a major announcement of handing over ODI captaincy to Rohit Sharma from Virat Kohli. There have been multiple rumors ever since then, such as the likes of BCCI axing Kohli without informing him. Kohli earlier announced that he would step down from the T20 captaincy after the World Cup citing workload management

Now news has emerged that Rohit Sharma took over the T20 captaincy on the condition that he will be appointed as the ODI leader too. According to a site, Cricbuzz plus reported the news of Sharma demanding captaincy of both ODI and T20 from BCCI.

Earlier, Sourav Ganguly revealed that the selectors did not want split-captaincy for the white-ball formats which led to the axing of Kohli. We did a short report on the story and explained why the reason laid out by the BCCI chief did not make sense.

There is no doubt that Rohit has been in the contingent for captaincy (mainly for ODIs) for a long time. There were reports earlier this year that Kohli went to BCCI with a proposal to remove Sharma removed from vice-captaincy. Whether they are true or not cannot be confirmed.

Apart from the ICC’s knock-out matches, Virat Kohli has enjoyed a fabulous captaincy record, leading India to win in 65 matches in 95 matches, an envious winning percentage of 70.43. The batsman who had sub-standard performance in batting in his last two years was expected to lead India in ODI format given that the T20 captaincy workload will be shared by Sharma.

While BCCI may not have said it officially, it is likely that the team’s inability to win an ICC event in the last 7 – 8 years of Kohli’s captaincy was always on the mind of the selectors. The trigger point could have been India’s lackluster performance in the T20 World cup where India did not make it to the semis.

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