‘Sehwag, Gambhir, Yuvraj… have a look at the names that missed out’: Rohit Sharma units the file straight on captaining India


Rohit Sharma’s India captaincy is a really peculiar case. Indian cricket has a historical past of blooding kids for the position. In reality, three of essentially the most profitable captains – Sourav Ganguly, MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli – had been appointed captains on the age of 27, 26 and 27 respectively. But when Rohit took over the reins from Kohli, he was nearly 34. Of course, he had captained India up to now, filling in for Kohli and was essentially the most profitable IPL captain with 5 titles with the Mumbai Indians, however full-time captaincy with India at all times eluded him. That is, till Kohli determined to step down from T20Is, Tests and was faraway from his place in ODIs. His time was now.

Rohit Sharma is soaking each second of captaining India on the World Cup.(BCCI)

As India method the World Cup, a stern check awaits Rohit, who stands within the firing line. He is nicely conscious of the truth that India have not gained an ICC title for the final 10 years however on the similar time, is not shedding sleep over it. Although India are favourites to raise the World Cup crown given it is being performed on their house flip, the ever-so-candid Rohit does not assure a factor.

“Yes, we have not won; it’s fine. I’m not a person who overthinks and puts myself in a tough place where I’m not able to make a decision. England started winning now; in 2019 they won the World Cup after so many years. It happens. Australia is the only consistent team who have won. After 2007, they won the ODI World Cup in 2015. They won the T20 World Cup in Dubai,” the India captain advised The Indian Express.

“I don’t have an answer for it (Will India win the World Cup). How can I say that now? All I can hope is that the team is in a good space. Everybody is fit and fine. That’s all I can hope for. I cannot say beyond this. Space is such an important factor and it’s a very key thing now.”

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Rohit’s fairytale heading into the World Cup is well-documented. In 2011, he was not within the combine, and is the captain 12 years later. Even although his full-time captaincy tenure hasn’t fairly produced the anticipated outcomes – losses in final yr’s Asia Cup and the T20 World Cup – his unit is peaking on the proper time. With a commanding win within the Asia Cup, Rohit’s India is ticking all of the containers. And that provides 1.4 billion individuals hope. Hope that though captaincy got here late to Rohit, he may simply be the person to finish India’s decade-long ICC jinx.

“Obviously, you want to be at your peak for this, say when you are 26-27. But you cannot always get what you want. You are talking about the Indian captaincy and there have been stalwarts in the Indian team. Many more players deserved to be the captain of the team. I had to wait for my turn and that’s absolutely fair enough. The guys before, Virat was before me, so was MS (Dhoni),” he mentioned.

“Just look at the names that are missed out: Gautam Gambhir, Virender Sehwag … these are all stalwarts of Indian cricket. Not to forget Yuvraj Singh. He never captained India. Yuvraj has been such a match winner for India, he should have been the captain at some stage but he didn’t get it. That’s life. I got it now and I am grateful for it. I would rather have it when I know how to captain a team, when I know what is required and all. Rather than when I don’t know the ABCD of captaincy. So in that respect, this is good.”

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