Former Indian cricket team opener Wasim Jaffer was delighted with new captain Rohit Sharma’s leadership in the recently-concluded ICC World Test Championship series between the Indian cricket team and the Sri Lankan cricket team. Sharma made his Test captaincy debut in this series and won it by a scoreline of 2-0.
The Indian cricket team dominated the Sri Lankan cricket team in both matches. They won the Mohali Test match by an innings and 222 runs. A few days later, they won the day/night Test match in Bengaluru by 238 runs.
Courtesy of the one-sided matches that happened in the ICC World Test Championship series, the Indian cricket team has attained the fourth position on the points table. Meanwhile, the Sri Lankan side slipped from number one to number four.
After the series, Wasim Jaffer gave his opinion on the leadership skills of Rohit Sharma during an appearance on an ESPNcricinfo show.
Rohit Sharma can become a better Test captain than Virat Kohli: Wasim Jaffer
Wasim Jaffer said that Rohit Sharma can become a better captain than the previous skipper of the Indian team Virat Kohli in Test cricket. Jaffer admitted that he did not have an idea as to how many matches will Rohit play in the longest format of the game, but he added that tactically he is one of the best skippers.
“Rohit Sharma can become a better Test captain than Virat Kohli,” said Wasim Jaffer. “He is one of the best captains and we are seeing the results of how they have whitewashed each series. It feels like the captaincy has come in the hands of the right captain.”
It will be interesting to see how the Indian cricket team performs in overseas Test matches under Rohit Sharma. The Indian team will play their next Test against England in July 2022.