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Reports: Rohit Sharma likely to become Virat”s deputy for Champions Trophy

Reports: Rohit Sharma likely to become Virat”s deputy for Champions Trophy :- Rohit Sharma can do no wrong at the moment. After winning the illustrious IPL trophy, the Mumbai batsman likely to become Vice-captain of Indian team for the Champions Trophy.

Virat Kohli has taken over the reins of the side after Mahendra Singh Dhoni quit captaincy in January this year. Virat Kohli’s first assignment as full time ODI skipper turned out to be successful one as India beat England 2-1.

While Ajinkya Rahane is Virat’s deputy in longest format of the game, Rohit looked the perfect candidate for vice captain’s role in ODI format. Ajinkya Rahane won a test match for India against Australia in Dharamshala earlier in the year.

“The selectors have not announced the name of the vice-captain. However, among themselves, they have already chosen one, but will be announced only if required in emergency,” a source placed highly within the BCCI was quoted as saying by Deccan Chronicle.

When being asked would you like to become the vice captain of Indian team Rohit Sharma quoted, “That’s thinking too far ahead. I don’t think too far ahead. When the opportunity comes, it comes. I will grab it with both hands,”

Champions Trophy 2013 embarked Rohit Sharma’s comeback into Indian team as an opening batsman. He was given the opportunity to open for the first time in CT 2013 and he delivered giving India solid starts.

He and Shikhar Dhawan showed they have got the potential to be India’s next Tendulkar and Sehwag in ODI Cricket. In fact Rohit now averages 52 as opener in ODI Cricket which is second highest average all time for an opener (after Amla’s 53), not to forget his 2 double hundreds.

It was here it all started for Rohit Sharma 4 years ago, and to come back here again this time being deputy of the side shows the progress he has made in last 4 years.

– by Atharva Apte