Rohit Sharma talks about prospect of leading India in T20 cricket

Rohit remarked if he ever gets an opportunity to do so, he would take it with utmost pleasure.

Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma
Mumbai Indians captain Rohit Sharma receives the IPL 2017 trophy from acting BCCI president C.K. Khanna. (Photo: IANS)

The captaincy skills of Rohit Sharma needs no introduction. The Mumbai batsman has already three prestigious Indian Premier League titles under his belt. Rohit was handed the captaincy of the Mumbai camp almost four seasons ago. Since then, he had come a long way in leading the team to three title wins. He has been very motivating as the leader of the troops.

During the most recent IPL finals against the Rising Pune Supergiant this season, Rohit Sharma was seen all pumped up and motivated at the half way stage of the run chase. Despite having a modest total to defend and RPS cruising with just 1 wicket down with 70 runs on board, Rohit was seen pepping up his boys in the match. This in itself is a testimony of how motivating a leader he has been over the years.


With title wins in IPL coming his way with ease, one would wonder if the time is right for him to be given larger responsibilities. One such question that is bound to arise in regarding the captaincy duty in the T20Is for the national side. In the press conference after the IPL finals, Rohit Sharma was asked if he would want to lead the Indian team in the shorter formats.

Rohit Sharma comes up with modest reply

A very modest Rohit noted that he is not thinking too far ahead at the moment. However, if he ever gets an opportunity to do so, he would take it with utmost pleasure.

“I don’t think too far ahead. When the opportunity comes, it comes. I will grab it with both hands,” Rohit quoted.

Current setup

The current Indian team is being led by Virat Kohli. Kohli took over the captaincy reigns of the limited overs in Indian colors from MS Dhoni earlier this year. In the only T20 assignment he led India, Kohli had managed to win the series.