Sourav Ganguly
In support of Rohit Sharma's nomination as white-ball captain, Sourav Ganguly has stated.


Sourav Ganguly has endorsed Rohit Sharma’s selection as India’s skipper.

He thinks Rohit should be given a full-time position by BCCI President Sourav Ganguly.

India has swept New Zealand 3-0 in Twenty20 internationals under Rohit Sharma’s guidance.

Sourav Ganguly told News18 that Rohit Sharma, India’s new white-ball skipper, “would find a way to do well”.

India’s team has undergone many changes after their exit from this year’s T20 World Cup, with Rahul Dravid taking over as head coach and Rohit Sharma taking over as captain. White-ball experts and fans are divided over whether Virat Kohli should have been removed as captain. Many have argued that Kohli should remain as ODI captain at least till the World Cup in 2023. Sourav Ganguly, the president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI), believes that Rohit deserves the full-time post and has proven his credentials as a white-ball captain in the past. Ganguly defended Rohit Sharma’s record exclusively to News18, noting that the batsman had led India to an Asia Cup victory without Kohli in the lineup.

According to him, the five IPL titles Rohit has won with Mumbai Indians (MI) are enough to validate his position.

“There is no doubt about that. That’s why he’s been selected by the selectors. I hope he succeeds and he will find a solution. He has a remarkable IPL (Mumbai Indians) record, winning five championships “he asserted, according to her.

“He led India to victory at the Asia Cup a few years ago, which they also won without Kohli. To win a championship without him was a testament to the strength of that team. It’s clear that he’s done well at major tournaments. He’s got a fantastic group of people around him. We can only hope that things will turn around for them “he went on to say.

Prior to the T20 World Cup in September, Kohli informed cricket fans that he would be stepping down as T20I captain following the event, albeit he would remain in charge of the ODIs. After tumbling out of the Super 12 stage and losing to arch-rivals Pakistan, the Blues had a terrible tournament.

With New Zealand’s T20I series against India, fans watched Rohit take over as India’s T20I captain. The skipper of Mumbai Indians led India to a 3-0 victory.

After the two-match Test series against New Zealand, the BCCI announced that Rohit would be the full-time white-ball captain of the Indian cricket team. A distinction has to be made between white-ball and red-ball cricket, according to Ganguly once the decision was made.

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