Team India’s Test squad for South Africa tour has announced. With this, Rohit Sharma has given a new responsibility. He has made the new ODI captain of Team India after T20 International. The ODI captaincy has taken back from Virat Kohli. The All India Selection Committee took this decision on Wednesday. Rohit Sharma made the new T20 captain of Team India after the T20 World Cup.
Team India’s new ODI captain
After the captaincy in T20, Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the captain of the ODI format by the BCCI. Rohit Sharma has also been appointed as the vice-captain of the Test team as well. Rohit will take charge of the ODI series to hold in South Africa.
ICC also congratulated Rohit
The appointment of Rohit as the new ODI captain has welcome by many former cricketers and commentators. Former England captain Michael Vaughan said that this is absolutely the right decision. At the same time, the ICC has also congratulated Rohit. The ICC has termed it as the beginning of a new era for India in limited-overs cricket.
At the same time, the first ODI of the ODI series is to play on 19 January, the second ODI on 21 January, and the last ODI on 23 January. The first two ODIs will play at Boland Park, Paarl. Whereas the last ODI match is to play at Newlands ground in Cape Town.
Commentators welcome Rohit as ODI captain
The long-running debate about the captaincy of limited-overs has come to an end. The BCCI has appointed Rohit Sharma as the captain of the Indian ODI team in place of Virat Kohli. Before this, after the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli had left the command of the T20 team and also resigned from the captaincy of the IPL team Royal Challengers Bangalore. After which this speculation started. That the board can replace Virat Kohli as the ODI captain.
Rohit Sharma will take over the command of the Indian team
Rohit Sharma has so far led the Indian team in 10 ODIs. He has won 8 matches and has to face defeat in 2. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the Indian team also won the Asia Cup played in UAE in 2018.
Rohit Sharma’s excellent record in T20 captaincy
In both these matches, many questions were raised on Virat’s decisions. After which Virat’s poor form with the bat and leaving the captaincy of T20, Virat will now have to get away from the captaincy of the ODI team. Rohit Sharma’s record as T20 captain is also very good. Rohit has played 22 matches for India in T20 as captain. Out of which 18 have won and 4 have lost.
BCCI took a big decision
Senior sports journalist Ayaz Memon wrote that these are moments of change in Indian cricket. Dravid has to play an important role in this. The BCCI on Wednesday named Rohit as India’s new ODI captain in place of Kohli. Rohit will captain India in a three-match ODI series on the tour of South Africa.