It has been mainly Virat Kohli’s resignations from various captaincy posts over the last few months that have made headlines. Former India cricketer Saba Karim recently addressed this issue and explained how Kohli forced the BCCI to take certain actions.
Announcing the Test and T20I squads for the upcoming home series against Sri Lanka, India’s cricket governing body made the announcement last week. Additionally, Rohit Sharma was announced as the new permanent skipper of the Whites. Karim’s statement was reflected in a video posted on the YouTube channel Khelneeti, in which he stated that there was no choice but to accept the call. ”As a result of Virat Kohli’s sudden resignation from Test captaincy, BCCI had to rethink its split captaincy strategy. Kohli was not expected to leave the red-ball captaincy and Rohit Sharma became India’s skipper across formats due to his resignation,” Karim stated.
“Sharma would be an exceptional leader and a great mentor to the next generation. KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and others have been given opportunities to be vice-captains, which signifies that the grooming process has begun. There were no other front-runners, so it was obvious that Rohit Sharma would be chosen, he added.
”It isn’t uncommon for us to hear talk about splitting the captaincy, and there is a lot of pressure on an Indian captain. But then there is an announcement about a new captain. I think Rohit Sharma was selected as the new captain, given that there wasn’t anyone else interested,” he concluded.