The Men in Blue recorded an emphatic 3-0 win in the ODI series against New Zealand on Tuesday, defeating the Kiwis by 90 runs in the final match in Indore. The Indian skipper Rohit Sharma registered his 30th ODI century and also built a 212-run huge partnership for the first wicket with Shubman Gill, who also got his second century in three games.

Earlier, when India got kicked out of the T20 World Cup, Rohit Sharma’s captaincy came under scrutiny. India suffered a  10-wicket loss to England in the semi-final of the tournament. As a result, skipper Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli were not given a place in the T20I squad for the Sri Lanka series.

Rohit did not even play in the New Zealand T20Is and there’s no official announcement on the star duo’s future. Hardik Pandya was then named the T20I captain in the absence of Rohit. Former Pakistan wicketkeeper-batter Kamran Akmal came up with an interesting comment on the same as he spoke about the captaincy chaos in Pakistan’s side.

“I don’t support three captains for three different formats. You can have two captains. Also, there’s no time to change a captain now, because you have a World Cup coming up. You could’ve made the change after the T20 World Cup last year because the new captain would’ve had some experience by then,” Akmal said in a video posted by former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt.

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“You can have two captains, for sure. You can manage workload that way. It’s not easy to captain in all three formats. Virat Kohli ki himmat hai vo 5 saal nikaal gaya, Rohit Sharma ko ek saal nahi hua aur uski haalat dekh lo kya ho gayi. Toss me bataana bhool gaya ki batting karni hai ya bowling (Kohli is brave that he spent 5 years as captain across formats. Rohit didn’t even complete a year and look what’s happening to him. He even forgot at the toss if he wants to bat or bowl),” Akmal added.

Rohit will be back in action in the four-match Test series against Australia at home, starting from next month.


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