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Is it time for Kohli to hand over ODI captaincy to Rohit ?

Yes, Team India’s captain Virat Kohli’s captaincy skills are now in question. Although Kohli was very successful as Team India’s captain, there are now demands that Rohit Sharma should lead the side in white ball cricket. In Test cricket, while Sharma is struggling to keep his place in the team, Kohli is bossing Indian and Overseas score cards and captaincy.

Now, coming to White Ball Cricket, Rohit has an exceptional IPL record and along with Dhoni, he is the most successful captain in this league. But over the years, Virat, being the captain of Royal Challengers Bangalore, failed to win at least one trophy for his team. Rohit has led India to eight victories in 10 ODIs for Team India. India won the 2018 Asia Cup under Rohit’s captaincy.

Following India’s exit from 2019 World Cup, batsman Wasim Jaffer tweeted, “Is it time to hand over white-ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma? I’d like him to lead India in 2023 World Cup.” He might be getting carried away with Hit man’s performance as Rohit is the highest run-scorer in 2019 World Cup.

Although Kohli did not do much wrong with his captaincy, some believe that his batting performance is affected by this responsibility, and he must be rested as Indian team captain. But as the captain, the batting performance of Rohit is not up to the mark that is evident with this year’s IPL. So, barring these odd demands and logics, Kohli will continue in the coming days as Team Indian Captain unless Virat feels that Rohit is a better leader than him.