After the humiliating exit from the 2022 T20 World Cup, the Indian players were at the helm of criticism for their underwhelming performance at mega-events. Skipper Rohit Sharma faced fans’ and experts’ wrath for his below-par leadership, which led to demands for split captaincy.
There were reports that the BCCI has mulled over the possibility of having different captains and coaches for every format. While the board refrained from making official comments, their recent gestures have shown that they are moving in that direction.
Hardik Pandya, India’s white-ball vice-captain, has led India in every T20I tour post the Word Cup and will also captain the side for the upcoming New Zealand series. Thus, on the eve of the 3rd and final ODI, head coach Rahul Dravid was asked about Rohit Sharma’s absence from the T20I side and the introduction of split captaincy in the team.
Speaking to the press, Dravid broke his silence on the matter and denied the rumours of the apex board opting for split captaincy in near future.
“I am not aware of India adopting split captaincy. I am not the right man to comment on it. You should ask the selectors about it. But no, I do not think so of any such move in near future.”
India have already clinched the ODI series with a match left to play, which will commence on January 24 at Holkar stadium, Indore.