Rahul Dravid on Rohit Sharma's captaincy
Rohit Sharma captaincy: Rohit Sharma must be feeling very lonely when his dream of winning the World Cup was not fulfilled on Sunday night when he walked out of the Motera stadium and shook hands with everyone passing by. Even though it may seem that all the dreams of Rohit Sharma have been shattered, the Indian cricket team needs him right now and he should be kept the captain of the long format for at least two years. When Rahul Dravid's captaincy tenure ended in 2007, Mahendra Singh Dhoni was ready to replace him and when Dhoni left the captaincy, Virat Kohli was already ready. Similarly, Rohit was also ready to take responsibility from Kohli.
But in the current team, no youngster seems ready to take the responsibility of captaincy right now and in such a situation, the selectors have no other option but to keep Rohit as captain. The words of the team's head coach Rahul Dravid (Rahul Dravid on Rohit Sharma captaincy) give an idea of how important Rohit is for the team.
Dravid (Rahul Dravid Post Match Conference) said after the match, "He is an exceptional captain. Rohit has led this team really well, he has given a lot of his time and energy in the dressing room to the fellow players. Rohit has enthralled cricket fans with his captaincy skills and carefree batting over the last six weeks.
"They have invested a lot of their time and energy in this World Cup campaign. He wanted to lead from the front and he did that from the start to the end of the tournament. Rohit is currently 36 years old and will be over 2027 years old when the next ODI World Cup is played in South Africa in 40. However, the Indian cricket management should retain him in this position for at least two years instead of replacing him with someone else, which will be important for Indian cricket.
In ODIs, Rohit Sharma can decide which series he wants to play and which he does not, but in Test cricket, after the Kovid-19, he has been India's best batsman in all kinds of conditions and the team needs him right now. In the presence of Rohit, the next captain can be prepared, so that the team can move well in the transition period.