Is it time for Rohit Sharma to lead India? Wasim Jaffer wonders after World Cup exit

first_img India Today Web Desk New DelhiJuly 13, 2019UPDATED: July 13, 2019 17:14 IST Rohit Sharma has led to Asia Cup title win in 2018. (Reuters Photo)HIGHLIGHTSIndia crashed out of World Cup 2019 after going down to New Zealand on WednesdayWasim Jaffer has advocated for Rohit Sharma to lead India in white-ball cricketJaffer wished that Rohit would captain India in the next World CupAfter India suffered their 2nd successive loss in the semi-finals of the World Cup against New Zealand on Wednesday, a number of fans have called for changes in the Indian team setup. On July 11, former Indian Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer expressed his wish that opening batsman Rohit Sharma should lead India in the white-ball formats.Taking to Twitter, Jaffer first asked whether the time was right to hand over the ODI and T20I captaincy to Rohit Sharma before expressing his desire to see the latter leading the team when India hosts the next World Cup in 2023.”Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?” tweeted Jaffer on Saturday. He further said: “I would like him to lead India in 2023 World Cup.”India, who topped the group stage, suffered a heart-wrenching 18-run defeat in the semifinals against New Zealand, thus bowing out of the ongoing edition of the World Cup.Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma?I would like him to lead India in 2023 World CupWasim Jaffer (@WasimJaffer14) July 12, 2019Following India’s shock exit, many fans have expressed their disappointment and feel Rohit should take over the captaincy from Kohli in the 50-over format.Rohit has led India before as well and is expected to lead the team in their next tour to the West Indies in ODIs and T20 series. India won the Asia Cup and Nidahas Trophy under Rohit’s captaincy in 2018 while Kohli, for all his success leading the team in the Test format, has not been able to win a single multi-nation tournament since taking over the reins of the ODI side in early 2017.advertisementWhat makes Rohit’s case even stronger is the fact that he has lead his Indian Premier League (IPL) side Mumbai Indians to 3 IPL titles while Kohli is yet to lift the trophy even once with his long-time franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore.Älso Read | This day that year: Sourav Ganguly takes off shirt at Lord’s balcony after India win thrilling NetWest finalAlso See:For sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to indiatoday.in/sports. Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted bySaurabh Kumar Tags :Follow World Cup 2019Follow Wasim JafferFollow Rohit Sharma Is it time for Rohit Sharma to lead India? Wasim Jaffer wonders after World Cup exitIndia’s stunning exit at the hands of New Zealand in the World Cup 2019 semi-final on July 10 has prompted many, including former India cricketer Wasim Jaffer to come up with some radical solutions to turn the team’s fortunes.advertisement Nextlast_img

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