Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in his maiden innings as India’s captain was praised by former India captain Sunil Gavaskar following the big win

Rohit Sharma started his red-ball captaincy career on a high note. Taking a 1-0 series lead at home, India won the opener at Mohali by an innings and 222 runs, a record margin of victory in his first match as captain. As a result of Rohit’s performance as India captain in his maiden match, ex-India captain Sunil Gavaskar praised his captaincy.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma


“His leadership can be seen in that he emphasized bowling and fielding changes. You hit the nail on the head. 9.5 out of 10 would be given to him by even the most dispassionate of observers. But you keep half back. However, Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in the Test match earned him 9.5 out of 10, ” he stated. ”The debut was excellent. You can tell your team has been superior when they win within three days. Fielders rarely had to move because catches went exactly where they were. “It was all about placement,” he added. “On top of that, we won with more than two days remaining thanks to Jadeja, who came in a bit later than usual in the first innings. That’s what people will raise,” he concluded.


In addition, the famed batsman noted that it was an excellent display of cricket from the Indian team, who won with two days to spare, then pointed out only one small mistake from Rohit, but deemed it insignificant given the score. Bengaluru will host the second Test beginning March 12 and will be a Day-Night game.