Rohit Sharma was handed the baton of captaincy from Virat Kohli last year as the top brass from the Indian Cricket Board felt that India did not do well in marquee tournaments under Kohli’s reign. They believed that Rohit will be the right man to lead India as he has won five Indian T20 League titles for his franchise.
But from an Indian point of view, the reign will be a short one for Rohit Sharma as he is already 35 and he is most likely to give up the T20 captaincy once the current 20-20 World Cup is over. Let us take a look at potential captaincy options for India after the 20-20 World Cup.
The star Indian batter KL Rahul has been appointed as vice-captain for the national side in all three formats. He has stepped in as a standby skipper in the absence of the regular players when they were injured or rested. Rahul did not have the best of starts when he was appointed captain for the South Africa ODIs, where they lost 3-0.
He did redeem himself against Zimbabwe when the Men in Blue won the ODIs 3-0 under his leadership. He also led India in a T20I in New Zealand in 2020 in the absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma as India emerged victorious in that game. The Indian vice-captain will be next in line to lead the blues.