Virat Kohli is under the scanner for failing to lead India to an ICC title. The India skipper has failed in the ICC events and was recently slammed by cricket fans for his inability to guide India to an ICC trophy despite having a great squad.
India were favourites to beat Pakistan in the 2017 Champions Trophy final but the Men in Blue lost the most important match. The same story was repeated in the semi-finals of the 2019 World Cup. Virat Kohli-led India endured the same fate in the WTC final.
Former keeper-batsman Deep Dasgupta has spoken on Team India’s need to carry on with Virat.
Speaking on his YouTube channel, Dasgupta said, “I won’t say ‘high time’ but I would say Rohit (Sharma) is definitely an option. I think a lot will depend on the T20 World Cup because as of now it’s very difficult. You have just 3-4 months ahead of you, you will change the captaincy, which will mean that the team will have to align with the style of the new captain.”
“Even though Rohit has led the side before, there’s a difference between a stand-in skipper and a full-time skipper because as the former, you don’t want to make too many changes. When you are a full-time skipper, obviously, you want to make changes because you want to run the team your way.”
“I believe it will be unfair on Rohit, the team, and also Virat now just 3-4 months before [the World Cup]. But I think the T20 World Cup will be very, very important in that aspect, because if something goes wrong there then Rohit is one of the main contenders for that spot,” the former cricketer-turned-commentator added.