Rohit Sharma’s captaincy in danger! Pressure to perform well on West Indies tour

Rohit Sharma There is no immediate threat to K’s Test captaincy but the star batsman from Mumbai will need to put up a stellar show in the West Indies if he is to prevent questions being raised over his leadership abilities in the traditional format. Rohit will lead the Indian team in the two-Test series in the West Indies and possibly after Indian Cricket Board (BCCI) Will sit down with you and discuss your future in a traditional format.

India will play two Tests against West Indies

According to those in the know about the matter in the Indian team, Rohit Sharma will lead the team if he himself does not decide to step down from the captaincy in the two-Test series against the West Indies from July 12 in Dominica. However, if Rohit does not play any big innings in the second Test (July 20 to 24) to be held in Dominica or Port of Spain, the BCCI top brass and the national selection committee will be under pressure to take a tough decision.

BCCI source made this claim

A senior BCCI source told PTI on the condition of anonymity, ‘These are baseless talks that Rohit will be removed from the captaincy. Yes, whether he will last the full two-year WTC (World Test Championship) cycle is a big question as he will be around 38 when the third cycle ends in 2025. He said, ‘At the moment I believe that Shiv Sundar Das and his colleagues will have to take a decision after two Tests and looking at their batting form.’

BCCI does not decide on the basis of criticism

Actually BCCI works very differently from other sports boards. Top officials in the Indian board believe that when criticism reaches its peak, you don’t take decisions. The source said, ‘After the West Indies tour, there are no Tests till the end of December when the team will travel to South Africa. So the selectors have enough time to deliberate and take a decision. Till then the fifth selector (new chairman) will also join the committee and then a decision can be taken.

Virat left the captaincy after losing the series in South Africa

Those who follow Indian cricket know that when Virat Kohli gave up the Test captaincy after the series loss in South Africa, Rohit was initially not very keen on becoming the captain in the traditional format as he did not know that his body Will support or not. “Two top officials at that time (former president Sourav Ganguly and secretary Jay Shah) had to persuade Lokesh Rahul to take up the role after he failed to impress as captain in South Africa,” the source said.

Rohit Sharma is not performing according to his potential

Rohit has not played the kind of innings that is expected from a player of his caliber except for a brilliant 120 against Australia on a challenging wicket in Nagpur. Since Rohit took over the Test captaincy in 2022, India played 10 Tests, out of which he did not play in three. During this he scored 390 runs in seven tests and his average was . He scored a century during this but apart from this no other score was above 50 runs.

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