Sunil Gavaskar Wants Rohit Sharma to replace Virat Kohli as India’s T20 Skipper and Appoints Potential Vice Captain, Sports News

Indian skipper Virat Kohli is ready to step down as T20 captain of the Men in Blue after the conclusion of the upcoming T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates in 2021 this year. Kohli had announced his decision to step down as T20 captain before the start of the current second half of the IPL 2021 in the UAE. He will also step down as captain of his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore after the current season ends.

In 2017, Kohli was appointed captain of India in all three formats, replacing the former captain MS Dhoni. Under him, India has won some memorable series both domestically and abroad, and also made it to the semi-finals of the 2019 ODI World Cup and the final of the Test World Cup earlier this year. However, India has yet to win a major ICC trophy under Kohli.

As successive T20 World Championships will be held in 2021 and 2022, Kohli has decided to continue as a pure batsman in the shortest format and lead the team in ODIs and tests. BCCI has yet to announce India’s next T20I captain, with Rohit Sharma likely to replace Kohli.

Legendary batsman and former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has selected Rohit Sharma as the ideal replacement for Kohli while naming KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant as potential candidates for the Indian team’s next vice-captain in T20Is. Rohit is currently India’s vice-captain in T20Is and ODIs.

Also read: Is he punching fast or slow? Harbhajan Singh mocks Indian voters after Yuzvendra Chahal’s great show in the RCB-MI battle

“Definitely Rohit Sharma for the next World Cup. You don’t want too many captain changes at World Championships in a row. I see KL Rahul as vice-captain of the Indian team. I would also keep Rishabh Pant in mind,” said Gavaskar Star sport.

Both Rahul and Pant are spearheading their respective franchises in the ongoing IPL 2021. While Rahul is the skipper of the Punjab Kings, Pant leads Delhi Capitals, who are currently in second place on the points table with 16 points from ten games.