Rohit Sharma unsure of next captaincy stint with India
The Indian ODI squad for their tour of South Africa has recently been announced and Rohit Sharma is set to pass the captaincy-baton back to Virat Kohli
Updated - Dec 24, 2017 2:11 pm
Virat Kohli recently tied the knots with Anushka Sharma and is currently in Mumbai for the second-leg of his reception ceremony. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma has gracefully shouldered the mantle of leading the Indian team. The responsibility has also brought the best out of the Mumbai-born cricketer as he smashed quite a few records during his stint.
Recently, he became the first Indian batsman to notch two tons in T20 Internationals. En route his majestic knock of 118 against Sri Lanka, the pugnacious potential also equalled David Miller’s record of the fastest T20I century in 35 balls. The stand-in skipper who has enjoyed great success leading his team in the Indian Premier League (IPL) where Mumbai Indians have won three titles spoke about his current role.
“Since I am leading the side for the first time, there was pressure and there will be pressure when we play next match in Mumbai. I don’t know when will I captain the side again, so every minute spent on ground is important for me,” Rohit said.
He lost his first game as the leader when India were defeated in Dharamsala in the first One-Day International. He also spoke about his experience after the game. “There is lot of pressure, especially after first match in Dharamsala. We were in such a position that we were on the verge of getting all out on our lowest score,” the opening batsman added.
Back to skipper Virat
The Indian ODI squad for their tour of South Africa has recently been announced and Rohit is set to pass the captaincy-baton back to Virat Kohli. However, in the short stint as India’s skipper, the Mumbaikar has deservingly been showered with praises and appreciations from every nook and corner of the world. Meanwhile, Rohit will be looking to end the series on a high with a victory over the Lankans at his home ground the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai.