3 Players Rohit Sharma didn't back but Virat Kohli did

3 Players Rohit Sharma didn’t back but Virat Kohli did

Sharma has led in the ODI and T20I formats when Kohli has been rested or injured.

2. Vijay Shankar

Vijay Shankar
Vijay Shankar. (Photo by Robert Cianflone/Getty Images)

Vijay Shankar has played most of his cricket for India in 2019 and it has been an up and down year for him. It was under Rohit Sharma that Shankar made his international debut in the Nidahas Trophy 2018. However, apart from that tournament, Shankar has played only five other games under Rohit (only one ODI).

Under Kohli, Shankar got consistent chances in the ODI format which helped him seal a place in the World Cup squad. Be it with the bat or ball, the Tamil Nadu all-rounder didn’t always have eye-catching numbers but he did make an impact.

Kohli rates him highly and once said, “Vijay Shankar brings in a lot to the team and hence, I am delighted to have him.” The Indian captain also threw his weight behind him when he consistently failed to convert his starts. Rohit Sharma hasn’t had big opportunities but he hasn’t included Shankar in the team on a few occasions.

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