Earlier, BCCI also backed the veteran and has requested the ICC to let him wear the badge.
MS Dhoni had a decent outing against South Africa as he scored 34 runs with the bat.
All the statistical highlights from India's comfortable win over South Africa in their first game.
All the major stats and numbers recorded by Rohit Sharma with his unbeaten 122 against the Proteas.
While Virat Kohli won his 50th ODI game as the captain, it was Rohit and Chahal who stole the show.
"Hats off to Rohit," said Kohli after the win.
While Rohit remained unbeaten on 122, Chahal returned with the figures of 4/51 with the ball.
The Proteas pacers tried to put pressure on the Indian batsmen, however, Rohit's exploits propel India to their first win in this World Cup.
India are bossing the game at the moment.
According to AccuWeather, the chances of rain are 33 per cent at the start of the game.