The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Wednesday confirmed that Rohit Sharma would take over the reigns of the Indian ODI team from Virat Kohli. Rohit will begin his captaincy tenure in the 50-over format during the South Africa tour, where a three-match series takes place in January 2022.
The opening batter is now India’s white-ball captain and was also named Kohli’s deputy in Test cricket, replacing Ajinkya Rahane.
Rohit played in his first T20I series as a full-time skipper against New Zealand last month, registering a clean sweep over the Black Caps (3-0).
Meanwhile, fans have come up with mixed reactions after BCCI decided to appoint Rohit as captain in ODIs.
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Its never too late – Thank him now for his role as the captain .
— Prashanth Rangaswamy (@itisprashanth) December 9, 2021
Split captaincy is never a great idea, and as it is Kohli had thrown the gauntlet. But I'm sure these two will get along and play for India well.
— Chirag Wakaskar (@chiragwakaskar) December 8, 2021
Having a similar Captain in white-ball makes sense. All the best Rohit. 👍☺️
— Aditya Saha (@Adityakrsaha) December 8, 2021
A Very sad end of The Greatest Batsman as Captain in the history of Cricket. pic.twitter.com/8TTpOtcclr
— Diwakar¹⁸ (@diwakarkumar47) December 8, 2021
We are going to witness a golden Era from here in WHITE BALL CRICKET pic.twitter.com/34uzCXZjEv
— Shailendra Mishra (@imShail_3) December 8, 2021
Virat kohli watching BCCi decide new ODI captain :- pic.twitter.com/rOqkE93FJc
— Unpaired_electron 🥰 (@i_m_mukul_sahu) December 8, 2021
Congratulations to @ImRo45 for becoming captain of ODI and T20 team of india. His experience will definitely boost our prospects. Contribution of @imVkohli can never be forgotten. He took india to pinnacle.@BCCI
— Rajeev Shukla (@ShuklaRajiv) December 8, 2021
Virat Kohli had a ridiculous average of 72.65 with over 5,000 runs in ODIs with 21 centuries as captain in 95 games. This numbers will go down in history as the most prolific record by a captain.
— Mufaddal Vohra (@mufaddal_vohra) December 8, 2021
it's Rohit Sharma era and we are living it 🤍💉 pic.twitter.com/h6UXYlasT1
— PRAYU (@Sydney_133) December 8, 2021
All the best @ImRo45 for the future ❤❤
— Rdk 🇮🇳 🇮🇳 (@Rdk44517267) December 8, 2021