Three reasons why Rohit Sharma should continue as India's full-time T20I captain

It will be interesting to see that who will lead the Indian team in the upcoming T20 series against New Zealand.

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Rohit Sharma (Source - Twitter)

Rohit Sharma (Source - Twitter)

After taking a continuous break from international cricket, India’s captain Rohit Sharma will be back in action in the ODI series against Sri Lanka. Rohit is currently the skipper of all three formats for Team India. But, there are some speculations that the Indian Cricket Board will be adopting the split captaincy because of the workload.

Rohit didn’t have a good year in terms of his captaincy as the team under him lost the Asia Cup and the 20-20 World Cup in 2022. It will be interesting to see that who will lead the team in the upcoming T20 series against New Zealand as the Pandya-led team have already won the T20 series against Sri Lanka.

Here are the three reasons, why Rohit should lead the team in T20I

3. Leadership experience in Indian T20 League

Rohit's elevation to India captaincy has much to do with his success in the Indian T20 League as captain of the Mumbai Franchise for close to a decade. Rohit's captaincy qualities include tactical decision-making, man-management skills, clear communication with teammates, and backing players in their rough times.

Under his tenure, Sharma also led Mumbai to 5 cash-rich league titles, the most than any other team. Hence, Sharma owns a lot of experience as a T20I skipper. On the other hand, the stand-in T20I skipper Hardik Pandya led Gujarat in the major league in only 1 season.

2. Brilliant captaincy record for India

Rohit Sharma before becoming a full-time captain for India have led India in a handful of matches whenever he has got an opportunity in the absence of Virat Kohli for his national team. Rohit Sharma captained his side for the first time in December 2017 against Sri Lanka in the 3-match ODI series & 3-match T20I series.

Rohit Sharma led India in 51 T20Is. India has won 39 games and lost only 12. Hence, Sharma owns a winning record of 76.47. It’s been only a year since he became the full-time captain of the Indian Cricket Team.

1. Rohit deserves more opportunity

The beauty of Rohit as a leader is that he is extremely calm and composed. Players, be it, seniors or newcomers, feel rather comfortable playing under him. A number of Mumbai cricketers have openly expressed their admiration for Rohit the captain, crediting him for their success as a franchise and on an individual level as well. 

Rohit Sharma deserves more opportunities as the T20I skipper to showcase his value to the leadership. The previous two T20I skippers MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli led the team for a long time. Hence, Sharma also deserves more tenure as a T20I skipper as it has been only over a year since he stepped up as a captain.

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