Former Indian explosive batsman Yuvraj Singh spoke about the split captaincy in the Indian cricket. He suggested that the team management should consider various options available to come out stronger in all formats.
Speaking to Aaj Tak, Yuvraj Singh said that Rohit could be considered as a skipper in the shortest format of the game. He stressed that it would be one of the options to manage the captaincy workload of Virat Kohli.
“Earlier there used to be just two formats — ODI and Tests, so it was perfect to have one captain. Now there are three formats and if Virat is feeling overloaded, maybe they should try somebody else for the T20 format. Rohit has been a very successful captain,” said Yuvi.
Rohit successfully executed his tasks as a skipper whenever he was given a chance to lead. One of the memorable wins would be the T20 Nidahas Trophy at Srilanka last year. His IPL stint as the skipper of Mumbai Indians side has its own history. He led them to four title victories till now, a feat not achieved by any other skipper.
However, Yuvraj further added that it is up to the team management to bring about a change in the structure in days to come.
Yuvraj speaks on number 4 musical chair
Yuvraj further expressed his dissatisfaction with the number 4 void in recent times. He also pointed out that it turned out to be one of the important points for the loss in WC2019.
“You need to identify who is your best talent and then back him. The highest score in no.4 position at the World Cup was 48. The captain, coach, and the selectors should have known that no.4 is a very important position, especially in England where the ball seams“, said Yuvraj.
A few days ago, he also said that he wasn’t given a proper backing after his successful 2011 stint. It will be interesting if the management would respond to Yuvraj’s suggestions.