Twitter was split when BCCI announced Rohit Sharma as the new vice-captain for the last two Tests against Australia. Rohit who began batting in the nets today has replaced Cheteshwar Pujara as the vice-captain. In the second Test seasoned batsman Pujara became the vice-captain as Ajinkya Rahane led team India in absence of Virat Kohli.
Rohit who has a stellar record as captain in white-ball cricket was preferred over Pujara as soon as he joined the side. Today BCCI declared an updated India squad for the last two Tests in which surprisingly Rohit got the vice-captaincy. This created a buzz on Twitter as many agreed to the decision of BCCI whereas others said that it was unfair on Pujara and Ashwin.
Rohit Sharma Announced India’s Test Vice-Captain
Both Pujara and Ashwin are two of the most experienced players in the Test squads. The duo has performed consistently in white and many on Twitter wanted them to become vice-captain in the remaining two Tests. As far as Rohit is concerned his incredible leadership skills in white-ball cricket and his record in the IPL resulted in him being vice-captain even in Test cricket.
Now the captain Ajinkya Rahane and vice-captain Rohit Sharma belong from the same state and many on Twitter even gathered that the management is being biased towards Mumbai. To be fair those who are criticising the decision does have valid reasons as Rohit has not performed like white-ball cricket in Tests and on the other hand, Pujara and Ashwin have been proven match-winner.
However, Rohit Sharma is again being backed by the selectors and management and he got the nod ahead of anyone. Meanwhile, this is how Twitter acted once Rohit became vice-captain of India’s Test squad.
Twitter Reacts After Rohit Sharma named vice-captain
Rohit sharma is made the Vice Captain instead of Ashwin. LOL.
Bcci politics needs a vaccine.
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) January 1, 2021
Rahane is Captain of Indian Test Team for Australia series
Rohit Sharma appointed as Vice Captain for Last 2 Tests
Shardul most probably playing in Third
Where are Mumbai Lobby haters😔🤨
— Harshad 🇮🇳 (@HBJ3221) January 1, 2021
— #Mi Vivek (@miPatilVivek) January 1, 2021
So, Rohit Sharma is Test vice-captain?
It hardly matters, but why is he more senior than Ashwin and Pujara in the Test team?
This also means he's almost certainly going to play. I'm quietly hopeful for him. He'll like these conditions.
But again, why make him VC?
— Himanish Ganjoo (@hganjoo153) January 1, 2021
After appointing as vice captain of test team, Rohit to his haters!!
— Sir Dinda (@Notashokdinda) January 1, 2021
Vice captain, that means he will play both test. As a test batsman in overseas rohit sharma is yet to prove and @BCCI made him vice captain. Sorry but this is wrong for Pujara, Ashwin, Jadeja, Bumrah. Special treatment for different people.
— Dhruv Modi (@DhruvModi29) January 1, 2021
Ajinkya Rahane & Rohit Sharma are occupying seat of Captain & Vice Captain of Team India
— Mithileshwar Thakur (@MithileshwarT) January 1, 2021
Appointing Rohit Sharma as Vice Captain in Test format over Pujara is like appointing Pujara as Vice Captain in T20 format.
Point is Pujara is more experienced in Test. Rohit is good for limited overs cricket.
— Hrishikesh J (@hrishikeshj_27) January 1, 2021
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— Farrago Abdullah (@abdullah_0mar) January 1, 2021