Ravi Shastri Makes Prediction on Future Captain of the Indian Team
Rohit Sharma Captaincy: Criticism of Rohit Sharma's captaincy continues after losing the World Test Championship trophy. Meanwhile, former head coach of the Indian team Ravi Shastri has said that after the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, the captaincy should be taken from Rohit Sharma. Along with this, he has also told the name of the new captain.
he captaincy of Rohit Sharma continues to face scrutiny and criticism even after the Indian team's disappointing performance in the T20 World Cup 2022, where they were eliminated. Questions were raised about Sharma's leadership abilities, and this criticism persists following their loss in the World Test Championship. Seasoned veterans opine that it is now time for a significant change in Team India. Since January 2022, Rohit Sharma has been the regular captain of the team across all three formats. However, former head coach Ravi Shastri believes that after the ICC ODI World Cup 2023, the captaincy should be taken away from Sharma. Shastri himself has been suggested as the ideal candidate for the future captaincy role.
Ravi Shastri proposes that Hardik Pandya should assume captaincy for the Indian team in limited-overs cricket. Shastri suggests that even if Pandya deems himself unfit for Test cricket, he should be appointed as the captain for white-ball cricket immediately after the conclusion of the ODI World Cup 2023, scheduled for October-November. Pandya has been leading India's T20 team since the 2022 T20 World Cup.
During an interview with The Week, Ravi Shastri expressed his opinion, stating that Hardik's physical condition is not suited for Test cricket. He emphasized that Pandya should take over the limited-overs captaincy right after the ODI World Cup. Shastri acknowledged that India played the ODI World Cup under the leadership of Rohit Sharma, which cannot be denied. However, he also acknowledged Pandya's impactful performance in all the matches he has captained so far.
Numerous cricket experts believe that the ODI World Cup 2023 may be Rohit Sharma's last tournament as captain. If the Indian team emerges victorious and secures the title, Sharma may continue as the captain for the T20 World Cup the following year. However, if Team India fails to clinch the World Cup, it is highly likely that Hardik Pandya will assume the captaincy for the T20 World Cup in the West Indies.