The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) has named Rohit Sharma as the brand new ODI captain of the Indian cricket workforce. He’ll take over from his predecessor Virat Kohli beginning the three-ODI sequence in opposition to South Africa in January 2022.
BCCI tweeted: “The All-India Senior Choice Committee additionally determined to call Mr Rohit Sharma because the Captain of the ODI & T20I groups going ahead.”
The announcement comes on the day the Indian board introduced India’s squad for the three Take a look at sequence beginning December 26. A number of floating stories within the media steered that the change in guard was inevitable, earlier than the board determined to finish the suspense with a tweet. With it, Kohli’s close to five-year-long limited-overs captaincy tenure has come to an finish.
Rohit, who took over as India’s T20I skipper after the T20 World Cup, led within the recently-concluded three T20I sequence in opposition to New Zealand, which the house workforce comfortably received 3-0. With Kohli already stepping down as India’s T20I captain, it was solely a matter of time earlier than Rohit took over because the workforce’s limited-overs captain. He was additionally promoted as India’s vice-captain in Checks, the deputy to Kohli, taking up from an out-of-form Ajinkya Rahane.
Rohit has led India in 10 ODIs, out of which the workforce received eight. The most important achievement of Rohit’s ODI captaincy got here in 2018, when in Kohli’s absence, India received the Asia Cup within the UAE, beating Bangladesh within the closing. The workforce received all its league matches, barring an exhilarating tie in opposition to Afghanistan.