Rohit Sharma was recently appointed Team India’s new captain in the shortest format of the game. Virat Kohli had stepped down following the end of the Men in Blue’s campaign in the ICC T20 World Cup.
Rohit has been successful as a skipper in the Indian Premier League. Former India cricketer Pragyan Ojha feels Rohit owes his captaincy success to Adam Gilchrist. Notably, Rohit started his IPL journey with Deccan Chargers.
“Rohit Sharma became a great leader for MI. But credit should go to Adam Gilchrist, who saw something in him and made him vice captain of Deccan Chargers, despite having so many senior players in the side”.
Meanwhile, Rohit has led Mumbai Indians to five titles. He captained India in the past when regular skipper Virat was resting or injured. However, he is now India’s permanent skipper in T20Is.