ROHIT TO LEAD INDIA IN ODIs
The Times of India Mumbai|December 09, 2021
Kohli ‘Steps Down’ To Focus On Batting; Rahane Loses Vice-Captaincy Of Test Side
K Shriniwas Rao

Mumbai: The BCCI’s senior selection committee, led by former India bowler Chetan Sharma, on Wednesday appointed opening batsman and white-ball vice-captain Rohit Sharma as the captain of the India One day and T20 teams going forward.

The decision comes less than three months after TOI first reported that present captain, across all formats, Virat Kohli was keen on stepping down as white-ball captain.

On September 16, three days after TOI’s report, Kohli had put out a social media message stepping down as the T20 captain but not the 50-over format. Ahead of announcing the T20 squad for the home series against New Zealand, the BCCI appointed Sharma as the new T20 captain and sources said, “the board is now convinced that white-ball captaincy cannot be split”.

Kohli too, sources say, had made up his mind that he would quit as skipper across both formats to concentrate on his batting and continue to lead the Test team where he’s done tremendously well.

On Wednesday, after plenty of conversations with Sharma and Kohli, the BCCI made the announcement public, giving the former the reins to handle both white-ball teams with new coach Rahul Dravid.

Sources in the know of developments stressed that the decision to quit as white-ball captain is Kohli’s and the BCCI has only allowed a smooth transition. Currently the world’s No.2 ODI batsman after Babar Azam, Kohli has gone for close to 25 Test innings without a century and is currently missing out on the top-five spots in the ICC rankings for Test batsmen.

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