Ravi Shastri hints at Rohit Sharma as India's next T20 International captain
Outbound Indian head coach Ravi Shastri believes the Indian cricket team has a really competent player and leader in Rohit Sharma to take reins of the captaincy of the Indian team in T20 International cricket from Virat Kohli.
He continued that since Rohit Sharma has already won several IPL trophies and has also served as vice captain for Team India for a long time, he is very much ready to take the lead.
Virat Kohli ended his tenure as the Indian cricket team's T20I captain last night with the 9 wicket win over Namibia. Kohli had announced a few weeks before that the T20 World Cup 2021 will be his last term as Indian cricket team's skipper in the T20 International cricket.
Ever since then, the current Indian cricket team vice-captain Rohit Sharma is touted as the biggest candidate to take overs the reins from Virat Kohli. However, that will only be decided after the new Head Coach Rahul Dravid takes control of the team.
Ravi Shastri, during the post match conference said that India has a very good leader in Rohit Sharma. He has won many IPL trophies as the captain of Mumbai Indians and has also captained the Indian team in several occasions.
Ravi Shastri said in Rohit Sharma, you have a capable guy. He has won IPLs and is a very strong leader.— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) November 8, 2021
India vs Namibia T20 World Cup 2021
The Indian cricket team registered a stunning 9 wickets win over the debutants of the T20 World Cup, Namibia, who were playing their first ever T20 World Cup in their cricket history.
Batting first, Namibia put up a great fight against the team with the stature of the Indian cricket team. Namibia posted 132 runs on the board for the loss of 8 wickets.
David Wiese as usual was great for the Namibia side as the former South African played a knock of 26 runs of 25 balls.
The spin duo of Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin picked up 3 wickets each while Bumrah got 2.
KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma gave India another great start with both the openers adding 86 runs for the first wicket. Jan Frylinck managed to snap up the wicket of Rohit Sharma for the score 56 runs. KL Rahul also completed his fifty as he ended unbeaten with 54 runs.
Virat Kohli, who was playing his last T20 international as the captain, who usually plays at number 3, didn't take the crease after Rohit Sharma got out, but instead, sent out Suryakumar Yadav at number 3, as he was playing his first ever World Cup event.
Indian cricket team will now take the field in home series against New Zealand starting from 17th November, under a new captain and a new Head Coach in the Indian cricket's great Rahul Dravid.