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“Allow him to captain for two World Cups,” Dinesh Karthik names who should be India’s next T20 captain

T20 World Cup 2021 is going to be Virat Kohli's last assignment as the T20 captain of India

Dinesh Karthik reckons Rohit Sharma, who has been Virat Kohli’s deputy for a long time in both formats of white-ball cricket, deserves to be given the captaincy of India’s T20 side after Kohli has decided to step down as India’s T20 captain.

Virat Kohli, before the start of the T20 World Cup 2021, had made it clear that it would be his last tournament as India’s T20 captain as he is looking to manage his workload moving further as an all-format player. While Rohit Sharma is an automatic choice as captain, his age is a bit of a concern as he is already close to 35-year-old.

Many believe if India wants to build a T20 team for the next 4-5 years, a youngster would perhaps be a better choice to take over as captain rather than Rohit, but the question is if there is a need to look that far ahead when two T20 World Cups are to be played in the next three years. There is no reason why Rohit can’t captain India till 37 or 38 years of age if he is able to maintain his fitness and form.

Dinesh Karthik also has the same thoughts, as the discussions about India’s next T20 captain are intense on social media and other quarters.

DK wants his 2007 WC mate as India’s next captain

Karthik, while speaking on a Cricbuzz show, said for what Rohit has achieved as a captain in the IPL and also as a player serving India for such a long time, he deserves one or two cracks at a world title in the capacity of an Indian captain, and he shouldn’t be denied that opportunity.

“It will be only fair to give Rohit Sharma the opportunity to lead India for a year or two in white-ball formats. Allow him to be the captain for a couple of World Cups,” Karthik said on Cricbuzz.

Rohit Sharma has not only won 5 IPL titles as the captain of Mumbai Indians, he has also won the Nidahas triangular series and the Asia Cup when he led India as a stand-in captain in the absence of Virat Kohli.


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