Rohit Sharma won his fifth IPL title as captain of Mumbai Indians after beating Delhi Capitals in the IPL 2020 final. In the process, he has strengthened his case for India’s T20I captain. Many cricket experts and fans are in favor of Rohit getting the captaincy for India’s T20 team.
Former England skipper Nasser Hussain is one amongst them as well. He says Rohit’s MI record keeps him way ahead of Virat Kohli as India’s T20I captain. Talking to Sky Sports, Hussain said that Rohit is a cool calm captain and his recent success with MI keeps him way ahead of Kohli in the race.
Nasser Hussain Backs Rohit Sharma As India’s T20I Captain
“His captaincy, he is calm, cool, makes the right decisions at the right time and he has had such a good time with MI that there are various cricketers around the world now, including in India, saying that maybe it is time for Virat [Kohli] to step down from T20s and let Rohit take over. His record speaks for himself,” Hussain was quoted as saying by Sky Sports.
Nasser Hussain further lauded Rohit Sharma’s ability with the bat stressing on his two double hundreds in ODI cricket. Adding to the same, he said that Rohit has been a consistent scorer in ODI and T20I cricket over the years.
“He is one of the great white-ball players. If you look at the 50-over cricket, he has a couple of double hundreds he has had massive scores, in T20, he lost a bit of rhythm but he made runs in the final,” said Hussain.
Rohit Sharma has returned back to India from the UAE after he was to travel to Australia with the Indian squad. His fitness has been under scrutiny for a long time now. He is now at the NCA under rehabilitation and will only be allowed to travel down under if he passes a fitness test to be taken by Team India physio Nitin Patel.
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