Aakash Chopra has warned BCCI that Rohit Sharma is unlikely to continue as Test captain in the 2023-25 WTC cycle due to his advanced age and poor performance in the last two cycles. The BCCI selection committee needs to look for a leader option other than Rohit, as focusing on the playing XI is crucial for the upcoming WTC cycle.
Rohit Sharma, the test captain for Team India, could soon lose his position. Aakash Chopra’s opinion
“Despite being an excellent Test batsman and captain, Rohit Sharma’s future is uncertain because of his advanced age and poor performance over the previous two seasons,” Aakash Chopra said.
The third Cycle of WTC has started
With the thrilling Ashes series in England, the third cycle of the World Test Championship (WTC) has already started. India will begin their campaign next month with a two-Test series against West Indies after finishing as runners-up in the previous two cycles after falling to New Zealand and Australia, respectively, in the finals.
Rohit is unlikely to continue serving as captain past 2023: Aakash Chopra
But the main concern before India’s 2023–25 WTC cycle is Rohit Sharma’s future as Test captain. Aakash Chopra, a former Indian opener, has warned BCCI selectors that Rohit is unlikely to continue serving as captain past 2023.
Chopra said, “The issue is not Rohit Sharma’s leadership. Playing XI is crucial”
“Rohit Sharma is a capable leader. That is not an option because they are aware of the game’s pace and don’t commit common errors. He is a good man. The issue is not Rohit Sharma’s leadership. Playing XI is crucial (for the WTC final). The type of pitches they use at home is the subject of the following query. As you can see, the team management made all of these choices,” Chopra said.
He added, “When Virat Kohli was the captain, I do not doubt that Rohit Sharma would have been a member of the squad. Kohli will now be a part of that group as well. The person who throws the coin, however, is responsible. As it was with Virat Kohli and Ravi Shastri before, the spotlight is now on Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid. The sad reality is this.
Rohit will lose his position as Test captain in the 2023–25 WTC cycle: Chopra
Chopra thinks Rohit will lose his position as Test captain in the 2023–25 WTC cycle, but he lets him decide whether or not to keep playing. The BCCI selection committee now is aware of India’s WTC schedule and the requirement to look for a leader option other than Rohit.