Aakash Chopra on Rohit Sharma to take T20I Captaincy from Virat. The former Batsman opens up about the controversy between Rohit and Virat’s T20I captaincy. Aakash Chopra on Rohit Sharma to take T20I Captaincy from Virat.
The former batsman Aakash Chopra on 24th November shared his thoughts on the controversial issue of split captaincy for Team India. Chopra on his Facebook video relating to the rift said that at least till the T20 World Cup captaincy should not be changed.
The respectable commentator brought the light into the fact that a sudden change in a leadership role for Team India’s T20I side can damage the progress and it can cost us the ICC T20 World Cup. The dates for the world cup are yet not decided but it will be conducted from October to November 2021.
“Rohit Sharma is a fantastic Captain, his records are mind-boggling in the Indian Premier League. There is no doubt about him.”
Aakash talked about the leadership roles and his trophies collection which he won from IPL as a captain and as a player.
Win Percentage of Rohit and Virat:
“He has won as many as five IPL Titles, he is incredible. Rohit has a record win percentage of 60. He is known to win playoffs, he knows the trick in the finals and if you talk about batting you can see his records.”
“Is this the right time to change the roles with respect to team India’s perspective?”
Talking about the comparison of both player’s IPL records, he lauds the Mumbai Indians skipper. Virat has not won half of the matches and it is clear from the tables which we have.
“There is a lot of difference in IPL captaincy records between the two players. Virat has a win percentage of just 47, means half of the matches he has lost.”
“Rohit Sharma as an IPL captain, his pedigree as a captain, his tactical acumen as a captain is beyond doubt. It is established he is a superb captain.”
The commentator asked a few questions regarding the two captains. Both the players are India’s gem and they have proved it anyhow. But is this the right space to make changes, the former batsman asked?
Is this right time to Change?
“Is this the right time for him to get the roles changes? The second his, What wrong has Virat done for India?”
“Virat Kohli as an India Captain, he has won 17 matches out of 20 in recent times. It is a whopping 85% win ratio and that’s a phenomenal number to have. Whitewashed New Zealand in their home, defeated England.”
He also took the practicality about the next some months. India will play the T20 World cup in October and it is roughly 11 months. India will play not more than 6-7 T20I matches in between removing the IPL. Rohit is not playing in the three T20Is which are played in Australia, how will he manage the side.
“It will be unfair for Kohli to get removed on the basis of IPL records. His International records are not bad to get removed as a captain. He has not lost any T20I world championship.”
“Also, in Rohit’s perspective, it will not be fair to hand him over the team when you are too close to the World Cup. How will he manage to change the team just ahead of the World Cup.”
Aakash Chopra closed the topic by saying,” Virat should lead the side at least till ICC World Test Champianship, then if he loses the title then you can opt for Rohit as a captain. But if he wins the tournament then you have to stick with Virat.”