Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma © BCCI
Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma (Credits: Twitter)

Saranadeep Singh, the former BCCI selector, has also joined the bandwagon to have a say on BCCI’s decision to hand over the ODI captaincy to Rohit Sharma.

Speaking to ANI, former India’s off-spinner said, “Rohit is a good captain as he has done well in the IPL. In Virat Kohli’s absence, he has led India and done well. He is a very calm and composed person.”

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

Rohit Sharma has led India in 10 ODIs with 8 wins and 2 losses while he captained the T20I side in 22 matches with 18 wins. This record becomes more impressive knowing the fact that most of the time he led a second-string bowling attack. For example, Bumrah played only 8 T20Is under Rohit as captain.

Rohit Sharma is the leading run-scorer for India in the Year 2021

The next two years will be going to be extremely important in limited-overs cricket as India has been eying to clear the drought of ICC Trophy for the last 8 years.

Meanwhile, on Monday, Rohit Sharma has been ruled out for South Africa Test series because of a left hamstring injury. Priyank Panchal has been named as his replacement for the 3-test match series. It’s a huge blow to India’s chances in the Test series as he has been India’s best batsman in the Year 2021. In Pataudi Trophy, Rohit Sharma scored 368 runs in 4 Test matches and was by far the leading run-scorer for India

“Priyank Panchal replaces injured Rohit Sharma in India‘s Test squad. Rohit sustained a left hamstring injury during his training session here in Mumbai yesterday. He has been ruled out of the upcoming 3-match Test series against South Africa,” BCCI tweeted.

Priyank Panchal has been named as his replacement

priyank panchal
Priyank Panchal. Image Credits: Twitter

Priyank Panchal 31 has a 100-match experience in first-class cricket. Last week against South Africa A he has played his 100th First-Class game. He has been travelling with India A sides consistently. In 2nd game against South Africa A, he played a knock of 96.

rohIn Ranji Trophy 2018-19 this right-handed opener from Gujarat scored 898 runs with an average of 70.54 which included 4 centuries. In a Ranji Trophy-winning campaign in 2016-17 for Gujarat he scored more than 1000 runs with a triple hundred (314*)

However, in 2nd game against South Africa A, he sustained a finger injury though BCCI confirmed that he has recovered from it and is fully fit to be available for the Test series which will start from Boxing Day at Centurion

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