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Rohit Sharma should lead India in limited overs: Gautam Gambhir

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Gautam Gambhir. (Photo Hardik Chhabra / India Today Group / Getty Images)

Rohit Sharma’s Mumbai Indians became the players to win the title for the fifth consecutive time Delhi capitals (DC) in the final of IPL 2020. Rohit has essayed the role of a leader purely for Mumbai, under his captaincy, the team has won five times; 2013, 2015, 2017 and 2020.

Seeing Rohit’s success as a captain, former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir feels that the Mumbai stalwart should be made the captain of the Indian cricket team in the limited-overs format. Gambhir feels that it will be a loss for the Indian team if they do not give Rohit a chance to prove his abilities as a leader.

If Rohit Sharma does not become the captain of India, then it is his loss, not Rohit’s. Yes, a captain is only as good as his team and I completely agree, but what are the criteria for judging a captain who is good and who is not? Parameters and benchmarks must be the same. Rohit gave his team (MI) five IPL titles. Gambhir told ESPNcricinfo.

I am not saying this because Kohli is a bad captain: Gautam Gambhir

Current indian captain Virat Kohli The IPL franchise is yet to win its first maiden crown since Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) to prove its mettle as its leader. Thus, Gambhir believes that there is a huge difference in leadership skills of both Rohit and Virat and the former has proved himself in the best way.

The veteran also suggested that India could try the division-captaincy formula with Rohit, leading the team with a white ball, while Virat would continue his tenure in the longest format of the game. Gambhir also clarified that Kohli is not a bad captain, but Rohit has definitely outpaced the former.

He said, ‘They can also consider split-captaincy. No one is poor. Rohit has shown in white ball cricket how there is a big difference between him and Virat’s captaincy. One player led his team to five titles, the other has not won yet, ”said Gambhir.

He said, ‘I am not saying that because Kohli is a bad captain. But he has got the same platform that Rohit has, so you have to evaluate both on the same parameter. Both have been captains in the IPL for a long time. I think Rohit stands as a leader. “He concluded.