Dubai: India captain Virat Kohli will step down as the team's limited-overs captain and his current deputy Rohit Sharma will take over, according to reports. Such speculations have been circulating for some time. It is reported that Kohli himself will make a big announcement soon.
Kohli had a long discussion with Rohit and the Indian team management about his decision to step down as limited overs captain, and he is expected to make the announcement himself in the coming months. According to BCCI sources, the current Indian captain wants to focus more on his batting.
Kohli is the current Indian captain who has established himself as one of the best players of all time. There are rumors that Rohit will take over as the stand-in captain in the Twenty20s, given his record of winning the IPL. Kohli is now more focused on batting.
Virat will make the announcement soon. He says he wants to focus on his batting and become the best player of all time.
Rohit won as captain in the IPL, leading the Mumbai Indians to five titles. On some occasions, Rohit has excelled as Kohli's stand-in captain.
The 32-year-old Kohli has led India in 95 ODIs so far, with 65 wins and 27 losses. In the 45 T20s under Kohli, India have won 27 times and lost 14 times.
On the other hand, the 34-year-old Rohit has led India 10 times in ODIs and eight wins in two defeats. In T20I, he captained 19 times, winning 15 times and losing four times.