Kiran More backed Rohit Sharma for the Split Captaincy, said ‘He will get his chance soon”.
Former Indian wicket-keeper and chief selector Kiran More feels that Team India’s white-ball deputy Rohit Sharma will soon get his chance in the limited-overs format to lead and India will go for the split captaincy.
Kiran More, who played for India between 1984 to 1993 as a wicketkeeper-batsman said that, “ I think the vision of the board drives these things. I believe Rohit Sharma will get a chance soon. Virat Kohli is a shrewd captain who played under MS Dhoni. How long he wants to captain the ODIs and T20s, he will also think. You will learn a lot more about these decisions after the England tour.”
The 58-years old who also the chairman of Indian selection committee reckons that India should work on the split captaincy rules.
More is current Mumbai Indians (MI) talent scout and wicket keeping consultant.
Split Captaincy is implemented by several cricket playing nations. Australia – Aaron Finch (ODI and T20Is) while Tim Paine for Tests matches and England – Eoin Morgan (ODI and T20Is) with Joe Root for Test captaincy.
“It should work in India. What the senior players think about the Indian team’s future is very important. With Virat Kohli, captaining three teams isn’t that easy plus he has to perform as well. And I give him the credit for it because performing in every format while captaining and winning… but, I think there will be a time when Virat Kohli will say ‘Now it’s enough, let Rohit lead the side’,” said More, who is on the Mumbai Indians roster as a scout and wicketkeeping consultant.
Kiran More further opined that the young Indian wicket keeper batsman Rishabh Pant is someone who can take India forward in the coming years.
Virat Kohli took the reins of all the formats back in January 2017 and has been quite successful in his run. He is a consistent performer for India and averages in excess of 50 in all the three formats.