Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has expressed that Rohit Sharma can be considered as the T20 captain if Virat Kohli feels “overloaded” by leading the side in across formats. Rohit is the vice-captain of India in limited-overs. He is the most successful captain in the IPL, leading Mumbai Indians to their four title wins. Yuvraj further said it won’t be a bad idea if Rohit Sharma is considered as the T20 captain.
“Earlier there used to be just two formats — ODI and Tests, so it was perfect to have one captain. Now there are three formats and if Virat is feeling overloaded, maybe they should try somebody else for the T20 format. Rohit has been a very successful captain,” Yuvraj Singh told ‘Aaj Tak’ news channel.
“I don’t really know. They (team management) have to decide how much workload Virat can take. Do they need to try somebody else for T20? It completely depends on how they want to go for the future. Virat has been the best batsman. How to manage his workload? It is completely team management’s call,” he added.
Yuvraj also took a dig at the team management regarding India’s No. 4 position.
“You need to identify who is your best talent and then back him. The highest score in no.4 position at the World Cup was 48. The captain, coach and the selectors should have known that no.4 is a very important position, especially in England where the ball seams,” he said.
“The no.4 batsman has to be technically strong. Vijay Shankar didn’t have that experience, Rishabh Pant didn’t have the experience. Dinesh Karthik was an experienced guy who was sitting out and suddenly went to bat in the semifinal,” the former all-rounder shared.
He further said any cricketer needs security over his place in the squad to excel.
“I really didn’t understand what the think-tank was doing. If you had to get the best out of a player you have to secure him. A player can never play well if he is insecure. That was the big reason why India didn’t win the World Cup,” Yuvraj said.