Rohit Sharma Should Be Made India’s White-Ball Captain, Says Gambhir

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Dubai: Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels it will be “shame” and “loss” for Indian cricket if opener Rohit Sharma isn’t considered as India’s white-ball captain.

Sharma led the Mumbai Indians to their fifth Indian Premier League (IPL) title after they beat Delhi Capitals by five wickets in the summit clash on Tuesday night.

“If Rohit Sharma doesn’t become India’s captain, it’s their loss, not Rohit’s,” Gambhir was quoted as saying by ESPNcricinfo.

“Yes, a captain is only as good as his team and I completely agree with that, but what are the parameters to judge a captain on who is good and who isn’t? The parameters and benchmark should be the same. Rohit has led his team to five IPL titles,” Gambhir was quoted.

Former Kolkata Knight Riders skipper had earlier taken a swipe at Virat Kohli following Royal Challengers Bangalore’s exit from the IPL 2020.

“We keep saying MS Dhoni is India’s most successful captain. Why? Because he has won two World Cups and three IPLs,” Gambhir said.

“Rohit has won five IPL titles. He is the most successful captain in the history of the tournament. Going forward, it’ll be a shame if he doesn’t get India’s white-ball or just T20 captaincy because he can’t do much more than this. He can only help the team he captains to victories. So if he doesn’t become India’s regular white-ball captain, it will be their loss,” Gambhir added.

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