Former players back Rohit to replace Kohli as India's T20 captain
Gulf Today|September 18, 2021
Kohli, who has led India across all formats, has decided to relinquish the Twenty20 captaincy after the 20-over World Cup scheduled in the UAE and Oman from Oct.17

NEW DELHI

Opener Rohit Sharma has demonstrated his leadership qualities in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is an obvious choice to succeed Virat Kohli as India’s Twenty20 captain, according to several former players.

Kohli, who has led India across formats, has decided to relinquish Twenty20 captaincy after the 20-overs World Cup scheduled in the UAE and Oman from Oct.17.

Kohli has a 27-14 win-loss ratio as India’s Twenty20 captain, while his Royal Challengers Bangalore team continue to chase their maiden IPL title. While the Indian cricket board is not in any hurry to name a successor now, Rohit, IPL’s most successful captain, is likely to be elevated as India’s Twenty20 skipper. For former India captain Dilip Vengsarkar, it is a no-brainer.

“Rohit deserves to be India’s next T20 captain because he has done well whenever he’s been given an opportunity to lead India,” Vengsarkar told a newspaper on Friday.

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