“You will learn a lot more about these decisions after the England tour”, says Kiran More on Indian split captaincy
Former selector Kiran More hinted that India too might go England and Australia's way with regard to split captaincy.
Former India wicket-keeper and former Chairman of the selection committee of Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) Kiran More, in conversation with India TV, stated that in near future Rohit Sharma may captain India in the limited-overs format and Virat Kohli will lead India in Test format only.
More played for India from 1984 to 1993. Later he contributed to cricket as the Chairman of the BCCI Selection Committee until 2006.
Post India’s tour of England, there will be more clarity feels Kiran More.
“I think the vision of the board drives these things. I believe Rohit Sharma will get a chance soon. Virat Kohli is a shrewd captain who played under MS Dhoni. How long he wants to captain the ODIs and T20s, he will also think. You will learn a lot more about these decisions after the England tour,” More told.
Countries including England – Joe Root and Eoin Morgan and Australia – Tim Paine and Aaron Finch have split captaincy which are working wonders for them.
According to More, Kohli on his own would hand over limited over the captaincy to Rohit Sharma.
“It (split captaincy) can work in India. What the senior players think about the Indian team’s future is very important. With Virat Kohli, captaining three teams isn’t that easy plus he has to perform as well. And I give him the credit for it because performing in every format while captaining and winning… but, I think there will be a time when Virat Kohli will say ‘Now it’s enough, let Rohit lead the side.”
Currently, Kohli is the Indian captain in all formats, with Rohit Sharma as vice-captain in ODIs and T20Is. Ajinkya Rahane is the vice-captain in Tests.