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Rohit Sharma can be relieved as captain from T20s

  • Jun 27, 2022
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Former India national team player Virender Siwaj feels current captain Rohit Sharma could be relieved of the duties of captain of the T20 team so that the 35-year-old can better manage his workload.

Rohit has not been able to appear in all India matches since taking over as captain due to injuries and workload management. "If the Indian team management has someone else in mind as a leader in the T20 format, I think Rohit (Sharma) can be relieved and the following can be taken into consideration in the future," Sehwag told PTI in an interview.

“One, it would allow Rohit to manage his workload and mental fatigue, given his age.

“Secondly, once a new person is appointed as captain of the T20s, it will also allow Rohit to take breaks and rejuvenate to lead India in both Tests and ODIs,” he said in an interaction arranged by the Sony Sports announcer. Indian official. England series.

However, Sehwag emphasized that if the team management maintains its current policy of having a single leader to lead India in all three formats, Sharma remains an ideal choice.

"If the Indian think tank still wants to continue with the same policy, which is to allow one man to lead India in all three forms, then I still think Rohit Sharma is the best man for that." While there have been plenty of permutations and combinations at the moment ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia later this year, the former Indian has claimed that his top three choices among batsmen for the tournament will be Rohit Sharma, Ishaan Kishan, and KL. Rahul Star batsman Virat Kohli is the number three batsman in India at the moment.

“India has a lot of options when it comes to hard-hitting in T20. However, I would like to personally assure Rohit Sharma, Ishaan Kishan, and KL Rahul as the top three hitters of the World Cup in Australia. He added, “The combination of right and left-handed Rohit Sharma and Ishaan may be Kishan, or for that matter, Ishan and KL Rahul, is so much fun for World T20."

Sehwag, who was notorious for taking several dreaded pacemakers to cleaners in the prime of his life, praised young defibrillator Imran Malik and believes the 22-year-old should appear in the World Cup alongside Mohamed Elshamy and Jaspreet. Bumrah is one of the mainstays of Indian bowling.

“If there is one pacemaker that has impressed me a lot lately, it is Imran Malik. He should definitely be a part of India’s plans as a major bowler alongside the likes of Jaspreet Bumrah and Muhammad Shami.” "This IPL has given us many promising young bowlers, but Imran's skills and talent will definitely earn him a place in India in all three formats in the long run," he commented. 

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