Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has said that there is no other contender than Rohit Sharma to lead the Indian team. Rohit was anointed as the T20I captain after Kohli had stepped down following the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman.
The 34-year-old Rohit led the side for the three-match series against New Zealand at home before being appointed as the captain of the ODI format ahead of the South Africa tour. He was also named the vice-captain of the Test team but was ruled out of the entire South Africa tour after sustaining a hamstring injury. The Mumbai-born will make a comeback in the limited-overs series against West Indies at home in February.
Meanwhile, Kohli’s childhood coach has said that Rohit Sharma is better to lead the team as he has done well for the Mumbai Indians team in the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“I don’t think there is any contender apart from Rohit Sharma because there is no other player whose place is certain in all three formats. So I believe he is the better choice and he has done excellent captaincy in the IPL and whenever he has got a chance for the Indian team. I have full expectation that he will take the Indian team to newer heights,” he said.
Things will become easy if Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid are on the same side: Rajkumar Sharma
The former cricketer added that if Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid are on the same page, thigs will become easy for the team.
“Every captain has his own choice and every captain desires to get the players he wants and generally that happens as well. It becomes easy if Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid are on the same page, if the captain and coach want a particular team, the selectors feel it right to give them that team. This should happen also and I feel that will happen as well,” he added.