There is no doubt regarding the fact that the Indian opener, Rohit Sharma has reached different heights of success over the years, especially in the T20 format. Back in 2013, he led Mumbai Indians (MI) to their Indian Premier League (IPL) title after taking the captaincy reins from Ricky Ponting. Ever since then, there has been no looking back for him as he kept showing his class and caliber.
In 2015 and 2017, Sharma repeated the feat and guided his team to IPL glories. On Sunday, the history repeated itself as he again guided the franchise to their 4th IPL title by defeating the Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the Final of the IPL 2019. MI won by a mere one run after the contest went down to the last over. Mumbai set a target of 150 in front of Chennai. But Shane Watson gave them an almighty scare, having scored 80 under pressure.
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Nevertheless, veteran Sri Lankan pacer Lasith Malinga came to the party as he helped MI to defend nine runs in the final over. Even as the Super Kings’ were left shell shocked at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, the MI bunch was deservingly over the moon.
Despite the fact that MI failed to reach the finals in the first five seasons of the IPL, they are now been considered as the most successful team in the IPL, having been champions for four times under Rohit’s leadership. After the jaw-dropping performance, Mumbai’s fans on Twitter now wants Rohit as the captain of the Indian T20I team. He has the experience of leading India in the shortest format.
A lot of times it has happened that Virat Kohli, India’s regular all-format skipper, rested himself in order to manage his workload. Subsequently, Rohit got his chance to show his mettle of leadership at the highest level and he hasn’t let his team down by any means. The supporters had no doubt that he is the appropriate candidate to become India’s full-time T20I captain.
Here is how Twitter expressed its opinion:
Make Rohit as captain of T20 for India.
— abinash mohanty (@abinash269) May 12, 2019
— Azor Ahai (@unrepel) May 8, 2019
Rohit Sharma the super captain. In World cup also he should be captain of team India. He is really lucky captain also talented. #IPLFinal2019
— Varun Naik (@varunynaik) May 13, 2019
Rohit Sharma for India Captain. #IPL2019Final
— Abhishek Shankar (@abhisheks1812) May 12, 2019
Rohit should be the captain of Team India!
— Nishant (@NishantADHolic_) May 12, 2019
In all fairness, Rohit Sharma has shown India how to captain a limited overs side without Dhoni. #IPL2019Final
— Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) May 12, 2019
Make Rohit Sharma the India captain for the World Cup, and suddenly we would race for the title. #IPL2019Final
— Gautam Sodhi (@GautamSodhi1) May 12, 2019
Rohit for India captain #CSKvMI
— Sunil Srinivasan (@sunsrin) May 12, 2019
Make Rohit Sharma T20 captain of India already..(with due respect to VK)
— Vignesh J (@ImVignesh89) May 12, 2019
Rohit Sharma is the best captain India have ….wowwwww giving last over to malinga putting faith in him after those 3 overs ..only u could have done it.. tooo goood #IPL2019Final
— Saurabh Desai (@sau_desai) May 12, 2019
Immediately make Rohit Sharma team India captain for World Cup. A better batsman than Kohli, a better captain than Dhoni. What a combo.
— EngiNerd. (@mainbhiengineer) May 12, 2019
I wont get suprise if rohit sharma captain for team india in t 20 world cup. Grt captaincy by rohit👍🏻
— Bhavesh. Rathod (@Bhavesh57637263) May 13, 2019
Can somebody justify Kohli's Indian captainship? Rohit has not only how to captain India in limited overs w/o msd, but this guy won 4 games in a single season against Dhoni.#IPL2019Final
— lucky (@lashupash) May 13, 2019
— Me_Ashuu (@itsAshuu) May 12, 2019