BCCI has ended the speculations on who will become the next Test captain of Team India. The board announced that it will be Rohit Sharma who will take over Virat Kohli as the full-time Test skipper. With this, Rohit is the full-time captain across all formats for India. After the decision was announced, an old quote about Rohi’s captaincy is going viral. In this article, we take a look at Adam Gilchrist’s old quote about Rohit Sharma that has gone viral after Rohit became Test captain.
Adam Gilchrist’s old quote about Rohit Sharma goes viral
Rohit Sharma was Adam Gilchrist‘s deputy at Deccan Chargers back in IPL 2009. That was the season when the franchise won the title in South Africa. Despite being a youngster then, Gilly was specific about having Rohit as the vice-captain. Back then, he also made a few comments about Rohit’s leadership skills. Now, the same quote has gone viral after Rohit becomes the full-time captain across formats.
2009: "Rohit has taken his vice-captain's role very seriously and wants to be a leader some day and that is exciting,"- Adam Gilchrist
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A tough challenge for Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma will have a tough challenge to replace Virat Kohli as the Test skipper. Virat did exceptionally well as the Test captain and introduced a winning culture within the team. While Rohit must continue it, he will have his own challenges to face.
The first and foremost will be his fitness. He has been struggling with far too many injuries in recent months and this does not bode well with a full-time multi-format captain. Apart from this, Rohit should deal with an inexperienced middle-order that also comprises the under-firing Virat Kohli.
India’s primary aim is to win the limited-overs ICC tournaments but the World Test Championship is also an important task. Rohit has to somehow balance the importance given to each of these events. It will be a tough challenge but BCCI and the fans will be hopeful that Rohit will pull it off.