Kamran Akmal Opines Leading In Multiple Formats Is Taxing For Rohit Sharma
By CricShots - Jan 25, 2023 1:56 pm
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Team India registered a dominating whitewash in the three-match ODI series against New Zealand on Tuesday, beating the Kiwis by 90 runs in the final match in Indore. The Indian skipper, Rohit Sharma produced a sublime performance with the bat, scoring his 30th ODI century (101); he made a match-winning partnership of 212 runs for the first wicket with Shubman Gill, who also scored his second century in three games.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma

While India did secure a comfortable series win, Rohit’s captaincy was criticized when India suffered a 10-wicket loss against England in the T20 World Cup 2022 semi-final. At the start of 2023, Rohit and Virat Kohli – were missing from the T20I squad for the Sri Lanka series which marked the beginning of India’s cricketing action in 2023.

Rohit will also be missing the T20I series against New Zealand along with Virat, but there’s no official word on the star duo’s future in the shortest format of the game, many speculate that Hardik Pandya – who is named the T20I captain in the absence of Rohit – is set to steer a new era in the format.

Kamran Akmal
Kamran Akmal

Pakistan wicket-keeper batter, Kamran Akmal made an interesting comment on the same as he talked about the captaincy concerns in Pakistan’s own side. Pakistan has been losing games at home more often than not and that has been raising further doubts over Babar’s captaincy future.

In a video posted by Salman Butt, Kamran Akmal said, “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.”

He further added, “You can have two captains, for sure. You can manage workload that way. It’s not easy to captain in all three formats. 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.”

Kamran Akmal is referring to the incident that took place ahead of the second ODI against New Zealand when Rohit Sharma had won the toss but forgot what he actually wanted to do. Rohit will return to action in the four-match Test series against Australia at home, that is scheduled to be commencing next month.