CricketGavaskar reflects on Rohit’s captaincy in comparison to Kohli’s
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In 2022, Rohit Sharma took over as India’s skipper across all formats, but he has won only a few bilateral series and the Border-Gavaskar Trophy till now. Rohit leads the Mumbai Indians in the IPL and has been very successful, winning five trophies with them. But he hasn’t been able to replicate the same for India. When he got the responsibility of captaincy after Virat Kohli, many people backed him to end India’s wait for an ICC trophy. In Rohit’s captaincy, India had two chances to end this wait- first in the T20 World Cup last year and in the World Test Championship final last month, but the team failed to break the 10-year impasse both times.


Many Indian players are injured
Last year, India also failed to qualify for the Asia Cup final after losing matches to Sri Lanka and Pakistan in the Super Four stage. It seems that in the last year, Indian cricket has gone down. Sure, they don’t have a fully fit Indian team as Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer, and many other players were out of the picture due to injuries, but looking at the bench strength of the squad, the Indian team under Rohit Sharma has underachieved.


Gavaskar reflected on Rohit’s captaincy
Reflecting on Rohit’s tenure as skipper, the Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar feels that he has dissatisfied the cricket fans with the results for a number of reasons, one of which is the team’s downfall in overseas tests. Under Kohli’s leadership, Team India went on to become a formidable force, winning the test series in Australia and going 2-1 in England before the series decider was postponed to next year. Before the decider, Rohit was injured, Jasprit Bumrah took over the captaincy, India lost the Birmingham test, and the series ended in a draw. India have been unbeatable on home soil, but they lost the ODI series to Australia and a series in Bangladesh last year, which shows that Rohit’s captaincy dominance somewhere lags behind Kohli’s leadership.
Rohit has been disappointing overseas
Recently, in an interview, Gavaskar stated that he expected more from Rohit Sharma. It is different in India, but when the team does well overseas, that is the real test and achievement. But he has been a bit disappointing. Even in the T20 format, he has played more than 100 matches in the IPL as captain but has still failed to reach the finals internationally. He also showed concern about the shortcomings and effectiveness of the bowlers. Under Kohli and Ravi Shastri, bowlers showed amazing dominance, but recently they have lacked it.