Rohit Sharma named new India T20 captain

Rohit Sharma named new India T20 captain
(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2021 India's Rohit Sharma plays a shot during the ICC men’s Twenty20 World Cup cricket match between India and Namibia at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium in Dubai. - Rohit Sharma has been named the new captain of India's T20 side, replacing Virat Kohli, the cricket board said on November 9 after the side were dumped out of the T20 World Cup. (Photo by Aamir QURESHI / AFP)

The cricket board announced Tuesday that Rohit Sharma has been named the new captain of India’s T20 team, succeeding Virat Kohli, following the team’s elimination from the World Cup.

The Board of Cricket Control of India tweeted that the 34-year-old opening batsman had been “named the T20I Captain for India” as the squad for New Zealand’s upcoming tour was announced.

Kohli, who took over as T20I captain in 2017, announced his decision to resign in September, citing his “enormous workload.” He is still the captain of the one-day and Test teams.

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Following the World Cup, former batting legend Rahul Dravid was announced as the new coach for all formats, succeeding Ravi Shastri.

where India failed to make the semi-finals The right-handed Sharma, known for his hard-hitting, made his national team debut in 2007, first playing limited-overs cricket before being called up to the Test team in 2013.

Sharma also led the Mumbai Indians to five Indian Premier League (IPL) championships. The Royal Challengers Bangalore team, led by Virat Kohli, has never won the title.

Kohli was also left out of the T20 squad for the New Zealand tour in order to give the batsman some rest. Pace bowlers Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah, as well as bowling all-rounder Ravindra Jadeja, were also left out.

New Zealand’s tour begins on November 17 with the first of three T20 matches, followed by two Test matches.

Sharma has appeared in 116 T20 internationals, scoring 3029 runs and averaging more than 32.

He has scored 9205 runs in 227 One-Day Internationals and 3047 runs in 43 Test matches for an average of nearly 47.

India received harsh criticism at home for their poor performance in the T20 World Cup, which included humiliating defeats at the hands of archrival Pakistan and New Zealand.

Shastri, on the other hand, said Monday, after his final game in charge after five years, that the current team is “one of the great cricket teams in the history of the game.”

“We may not have won this World Cup, but I believe we’ll continue to have a strong team in the future because the IPL brings in a lot of young players.” “Rahul (Dravid) will have his own ideas about how to move this team forward,” Shastri predicted.

“I believe you have a very capable man in Rohit.” He’s won a lot of IPLs. He’s the team’s vice-captain. “He’s waiting in the wings to take that job,” Shastri continued.

On Monday, Kohli tweeted, “Together as one, we set out to achieve our goal.” Unfortunately, we fell short, and no one is more dissatisfied than we are.””Everyone’s help has been incredible, and we are grateful for it all.” We intend to return stronger and put our best foot forward.”

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