At least one format should have been assigned to Rohit earlier, More said.

Kiran More. (Photo source: Twitter)

Former Indian wicket-keeper and chairman of the selection committee, Kiran More called the decision to transfer the post of ODI captain from India to Rohit Sharma “a very good decision”. In More’s opinion, the step must have been taken a long time ago, given the burden of the three formats that plague Kohli.

BCCI, Dec. 8, while announcing the 18-member Indian squad for the next round of testing against South Africa, notified the decision taken by the national selection committee headed by Chetan Sharma. While the call wasn’t entirely unexpected, the way it was performed raised a few eyebrows, as Kohli previously mentioned about his want to continue with the Indian’s Test and the ODI captaincy.

More, at the same time, also highlighted the need for a captain to win ICC trophies, which India could not win under Kohli, even though his record in the bilateral series was exemplary – he ended up winning. nearly 71% of ODIs in which he has led India and is standing. as the fourth best ODI captain in history in terms of winning percentage.

Virat’s bilateral records are superb, but you have to win ICC events: Kiran Plus

“For ODIs and T20s, it’s a very good decision. I will not disturb him (Virat Kohli) as the captain of the test team. Virat has captained India in two World Cups (50 overs in England and Twenty20 in the United Arab Emirates). Virat’s bilateral records are superb, but you have to win ICC events. It is important. I think it’s a good decision by the managers, More told News18.com.

“Virat can lead in test matches and Rohit in cue ball format. I am happy with this arrangement. It should have happened a long time ago. There was a lot of pressure on Virat in all formats. It has taken its toll. At least one format should have gone to Rohit earlier, ”he added.

Moreover, Rohit was also announced as the new vice-captain for India, succeeding a struggling Ajinkya Rahane, who was nonetheless named to the South Africa series squad. Especially since despite being an important player, Rahane is under pressure.

“Ajinkya still has a lot of time in the cricket test. He is a quality player. Definitely, he must perform because there is a lot of competition. He scored important and crucial shots when needed in Australia, South Africa and England. He played some quality shots and he’s there on the team as a hitter.


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