Should Rohit take over Virat as India’s limited over captain

The article is about one of the hot & interesting topic going amongst Indian fans nowadays which is – who should lead India? However, India is still doing good under Virat Kohli’s captaincy.
rohit sharma vs virat kohli

Why this debate?

There are several reasons behind this debate lets cover one by one.
  1. Most of the fans don’t like Kohli’s extra aggression sometimes.
  2. India has done well in ICC events but still, they were never good enough to grab a trophy in Virat’s captaincy.
  3. May be fans like Rohit’s calm nature much like Msd.
  4. Also, Rohit proved himself whenever he got a chance such as the Asia Cup, Nidahas Trophy.
  5. Rohit has 4 IPL title under his belt as an IPL captain whereas Kohli has none.


Other options India has 😉 

Maybe one could think ‘KL Rahul’ as another option keeping Rohit’s & Virat’s age factor in mind but that surely wouldn’t be ideal move at this time. 


Pros & cons of removing Virat as a captain


  • New refreshing energy will come into the side.
  • May change India’s luck in big events.
  • Less burden on Kohli as he is playing all formats.
  • Flexibility in giving rest to top guns like Kohli, Dhawan.



  • May break teams consistency to play under different captains in different formats.
  • Will affect Kohli’s self-confidence.
  • Pace attack may degrade, as we all know Kohli is bowler’s captain who shows huge faith in fast bowlers. 

Few examples of Kohli’s captaincy flaw

  • Suppose opposition needs 20 in 2 overs & he has overs from Bumrah & Tim Southee, then he will give 19th over to Southee which is a very bad move. If Rohit or MS found themselves in the same situation then they would definitely opt Bumrah to bowl 19th.
  • Poor team selection ( playing with 2 spinners on lords, going with Umesh in place of Bhuvi in Perth, sending Pant &  Pandya above Msd in 2019 WC semifinal).
  • According to sources he went against Kumble’s decision of batting first in the Champions Trophy final which eventually cost India, a champions trophy.

Positives in Kohli’s captaincy

  1. Gives everyone the freedom to express themselves.
  2. Always back youngsters on & off (in media) the field.
  3. Attacking moves like going for a win in test matches (even India has done exceptionally well in the test under his captaincy).
  4. Ability to build a ruthless bowling attack especially in the overseas test.
  5. Doesn’t matter how worst the situation becomes, he always makes sure – his team must fight till last breath (Recent NZ T-20 series is a perfect example of that).

Hasha speak:

See why do Harsha Bhogle thinks Kohli is superior when he captains a side 



Why removing Kohli as a captain will be a bad idea

No matter what the world thinks, we should back our captain at least till ICC world T-20 this year & let’s see what happens after that.
I have seen a few fans who always roasts Kohli unnecessarily just because of the fact he has achieved the things which their favourite player hasn’t. Still, I feel Virat should be backed & we shouldn’t blame him for each & every bad thing which happens to Indian cricket.
Share this article with your friends & see what they think about the above topic.

Ishan Lalwani

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Raj

    This time no one should think to remove Virat as a captain??

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