Ravi Shastri's big statement on captaincy: Right decision to make Rohit as ODI captain
Former India coach said - right decision to make Rohit as ODI captain, Kohli should focus on batting During the controversy surrounding the captaincy of Team India, former head coach Ravi Shastri has given a statement about it for the first time.
The former captain of the Indian cricket team said in an interview, replacing Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma as the captain of the ODI and T20 team is the right decision and it is also the right path. The former all-rounder said in an exclusive conversation with Star Sports, 'I think it is the right decision to have different captains in the Test format and the limited-overs format.
Time is such that the same player cannot captain the team in all three formats. I believe this move will prove to be very good for Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. Shastri further said that after stepping down from the ODI captaincy, now Virat Kohli can easily focus on Test cricket.
He can now take over the reins of the team in Tests as long as he wants. After stepping down from the ODI captaincy, Virat will have the full time to focus on his game. He still has 5-6 years of cricket left in him. Ravi Shastri also told the difference between the captaincy of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. He said that Rohit Sharma's captaincy matches that of Sunil Gavaskar, who used to walk very balanced.
Rohit is a very calm captain. At the same time, Kohli is a captain like Kapil Dev, who takes decisions based on the developments going on in the field. Due to this thinking of Virat, India has achieved amazing success in the Test format. India has not won a single ICC trophy under Kohli as the captain of the ODI team.
However, his captaincy record in ODIs is amazing. Under Virat's captaincy, India has won 65 out of 95 ODI matches. Under Kohli's captaincy, India has won 15 of the 19 bilateral ODI series. It was the pair of Ravi Shastri and Virat Kohli that led the Indian team to victory in the Test series for the first time on Australian soil.