Sunil Gavaskar feels that some relaxation from the white-ball captaincy might help Kohli


Former Indian batter Sunil Gavaskar feels that the change in white-ball captaincy might help Kohli and now he can play with a free mind while Rohit Sharma has the potential to be an efficient leader.

Former Indian player Sunil Gavaskar feels that the change in white-ball captaincy might help Kohli play with a free mind. Kohli hasn’t scored a single century in the last two years and struggling with the bat. 

He also gave the reason that workload management is the main reason behind his decision to quit the captaincy. While announcing the Test squad for South Africa tour, the BCCI named Rohit Sharma as the new ODI skipper. 

Gavaskar said that Kohli can regain his magic touch after being relieved of captaincy in the limited-over formats. 

“We may see the Virat from two years ago, slamming centuries after centuries,”

the former India skipper said during an interaction on Sports Tak.  

While talking about Rohit Sharma, Gavaskar feels that the new Indian white-ball skipper can lead the team in a very productive way, especially after his performance for the Mumbai Indian in the Indian Premier League. 

“We have also seen that when Rohit Sharma was made captain of Mumbai Indians, he took those scores of 20, 30, and 40 runs and converted them into big scores. When you are captain, you play with a lot more responsibilities. Your shot selection gets better,”

he said.

The 71-year old said that India might see a better version of Rohit Sharma after the latter was appointed as skipper in the white-ball format.

“You know you have to set an example and MI reaped the benefits by winning the title five times. It is possible to see Rohit score, even more, runs once he is the white-ball captain,”

he added.

India and South Africa will clash in the Test series that will begin on December 26. Rohit Sharma will the Test series against Africa due to an injury but is expected to return and lead the side in the ODIs.