Indian captain Rohit Sharma hailed Prasidh Krishna for his match-winning spell against West Indies in the 2nd ODI of the three-match series in Ahmedabad on Wednesday. Krishna stunned the Windies with figures of 4 for 12 as India defended a total of 237 and clinched the three-match series 2-0 with a 44-run triumph.
India’s white-ball captain Rohit Sharma has urged his players to be innovative and challenge themselves. He asserted that the players don’t need to change a lot of things but must lift themselves under pressure. The 34-year-old was speaking after India’s six-wicket victory in the 1st ODI of the three-match series against West Indies in Ahmedabad.
Team India skipper Rohit Sharma has confirmed that Ishan Kishan will open the innings in the 1st ODI against West Indies in Ahmedabad on Sunday, February 6. The opening one-dayer of the series will be a historic one as India will become the 1st team to feature in a 1000 ODIs. However, India’s preparations have been hit with Shikhar Dhawan, Shreyas Iyer and Ruturaj Gaikwad among seven members of the Indian contingent testing positive.
Indian cricket’s Test captain Virat Kohli, on Wednesday, held an explosive press conference in which he opened up on everything from his sacking as one-day captain to rumours of his rift with Rohit Sharma. Kohli made is clear that there was no prior intimation given to him about his removal as one-day captain. According to him, he was told one and a half hours before the team selection meeting for the Test squad for South Africa that he would no longer be captain in the one-day format. Kohli also dismissed suggestions that he was requested to stay on as T20 leader following his announcement. Here is a detailed account of statements and clarifications made by Kohli at the press conference.
Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has urged cricket experts and fans not to point fingers at Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma unless they have any specific information on the alleged rift between the two superstars of Indian cricket. After Rohit was ruled out of the South Africa Tests due to a hamstring injury, some media reports on Tuesday claimed that Kohli would not be part of the ODIs due to personal reasons. However, a few other reports dismissed the claims and quoted BCCI officials as saying that Kohli had not asked for a break.
Team India’s limited-overs captain Rohit Sharma has stated that there is no point thinking about talk on the outside as it is something they cannot control. He added that, as cricketers, it is important to focus on the job at hand, which is to play well and win matches. Rohit was recently named as India’s ODI captain, replacing Virat Kohli. The Mumbai batter was earlier named T20 skipper as well after Kohli quit the post.
BCCI president Sourav Ganguly has opened up on the decision to replace Virat Kohli as ODI captain and make Rohit Sharma the leader of the one-day outfit. Ganguly revealed that BCCI had requested Kohli not to step down as T20 captain. But, once he did, there was no point in having two separate captains for the two limited-overs formats
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday named Rohit Sharma as the new captain of India’s ODI team, replacing Virat Kohli. Rohit was earlier named leader of the T20I team after Kohli stepped down from the role following the T20 World Cup 2021. Kohli was keen on carrying on as both one-day and Test captain. However, while the selectors retained him as Test leader, he was removed as one-day skipper.
Team India’s new T20 vice-captain KL Rahul has stated that he is excited to work with Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid as the team looks to rebuild after a disastrous T20 World Cup campaign. Rohit has been named the new leader of the T20 team while Dravid has taken over from Ravi Shastri as head coach.