Time for Virat Kohli to step down as T20I captain and let Rohit Sharma take over: Nasser Hussain

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Rohit Sharma led MI to fifth IPL title this yr.

There’s been no trying again for Rohit Sharma ever since he led Mumbai Indians (MI) for the primary time in 2013. The proficient opener is labelled as one of many best batsmen in modern-day cricket. Be his humongous sixes or impeccable timing, Rohit has already etched himself as a world-class participant.

Together with proving his well worth the bat, the MI skipper added one other feather to his already illustrious hat on Tuesday when he led the Mumbai aspect to their fifth IPL title. The Mumbai franchise completed the marketing campaign with 11 wins from 16 matches, efficiently defending their IPL title and turning into the one aspect other than Chennai Tremendous Kings (CSK) to attain this feat.

IPL 2020 was Rohit’s sixth IPL title. He’s the one cricketer to have lifted six IPL trophies — 5 as a captain and 1 as a participant when he was part of the now-defunct Deccan Chargers. Regardless of battling a hamstring damage this season, Rohit put up a good present with the bat as he managed to attain 332 runs in 12 video games together with a vital half-century within the summit conflict in opposition to Delhi Capitals (DC).

Following MI’s title defence within the UAE, former England skipper Nasser Hussain has stated that Rohit’s captaincy document within the IPL is a testomony to his success. Like Michael Vaughan, Hussain additionally backed Rohit to take over the Indian group’s captaincy within the T20 format. 

“His captaincy, he’s calm, cool, makes the correct selections on the proper time and he has had such time with MI that there are numerous cricketers world wide now, together with in India, saying that possibly it’s time for Virat [Kohli] to step down from T20s and let Rohit take over. His document speaks for himself,” Nasser Hussain informed Sky Sports activities.

Nasser additionally tagged Rohit as ‘one of many best white-ball gamers’. Rohit is the one batsman to have three ODI double centuries underneath his belt. He additionally holds the document of the best particular person rating (264) within the 50-overs format. 

“He is likely one of the nice white ballplayers. If you happen to have a look at the 50-over cricket, he has a few double a whole bunch he has had large scores, in T20, he misplaced a little bit of rhythm however he made runs within the ultimate,” Hussain added.

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