Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma (Virat Kohli Coach Rajkumar Sharma) feels that Rohit Sharma is actually the perfect player to replace Virat Kohli. He believes that since Rohit plays in all three formats and that is why he can be Virat’s successor. He also said that Rohit has a long experience of captaining Mumbai Indians in the IPL. Under his captaincy, the Mumbai team has won the IPL title five times. Rajkumar feels that Rohit will take Indian cricket to new heights.
He said in a conversation with India News, ‘I don’t think any player other than Rohit Sharma can be a contender because no other player is sure in all three formats. So, I think he is a better option and he has captained well in the IPL. And whenever he has got a chance to captain India, he has done this responsibility very well. I sincerely hope that he will take Indian cricket to new heights.
Rajkumar Yadav said that the process of selecting the team has become much easier as both coach Rahul Dravid and captain Rohit Sharma have similar thinking on the matter. He further said that the selectors should give only the team which the coach and captain want.
He further said, ‘Every captain has his own choice and every captain wants the team of his choice and usually it happens also. When Rohit and Rahul think alike, the task will become much easier. If the captain and coach want a certain kind of team, then the selectors feel that it is right to give such a team. It should be so and I think it will be so.’
Virat Kohli’s coach praises Rohit Sharma