It is being claimed in many media reports that Rohit Sharma will no longer captain the team in T20. There is a lot of speculation regarding his T20 future. Amid uncertainty over the future of Rohit and Virat Kohli in T20, former India batsman Aakash Chopra has made an interesting claim.
Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli have not played a single T20 match since the conclusion of the T20 World Cup last year. In the reports that have come out after India’s defeat in the ODI World Cup final on November 19, it is being said that Rohit’s future in the shortest format is over.
However, Aakash Chopra feels that Rohit has never expressed his desire of not being available in T20Is. Chopra said that I don’t think Rohit has ever expressed his desire not to lead India in any format.
Chopra asked why the team management needs to be assured of something which they have never said no to. Chopra posted on X (formerly Twitter) that the reason for Rohit and Kohli’s absence from the T20 was never made clear.
He further said, ‘In fact, since the last T20 World Cup, no one has explained why Rohit-Virat were not a part of any T20 played by India. This is a mystery. No one ever tried to solve it.
Reports also claim that BCCI officials would like to convince Rohit Sharma to lead the Indian team in the T20 format despite his reluctance.
Let us tell you that Rohit had earlier said that he does not want to play in the T20 format, but the way he led the team in the ODI World Cup, the BCCI has been convinced that he should continue playing with the white ball till the T20 World Cup 2024. should keep.
A BCCI source told PTI that yes, the question remains as to what will happen when Hardik returns. But BCCI feels that if Rohit agrees to lead in T20, then he will lead in the T20 World Cup.
The source also said that if Rohit does not want to play T20 in the near future, then Suryakumar Yadav will remain the captain even on the South Africa tour. Same thing happened, BCCI has made Surya the T20 captain and KL Rahul as the ODI captain for the South Africa tour.
The names of both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are missing for the white ball series. Both will tour South Africa only for the Test series.