Gautam Gambhir and Michael Vaughan call for the elevation of Rohit Sharma to the Indian captaincy T20

Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has called for Rohit Sharma to be elevated to Indian captain of T20. The former Indian team opener also went to the point of saying it would be a ‘shame’ if Rohit didn’t get the role.

“If Rohit Sharma does not become the captain of India, it is their defeat, not that of Rohit,” Gambhir told ESPNcricinfo’s T20 Time Out program.

“Yes a captain is only as good as his team and I totally agree with that, but what are the parameters for judging a captain on who is good and who is not? The parameters and the reference must be the same. Rohit led his team (MI) to five IPL titles. “

MI won an unprecedented fifth IPL title by beating the Delhi Capitals by five wickets in Dubai on Tuesday night.

“We keep saying that MS Dhoni is India’s most successful captain. Why? Because he won two World Cups and three IPLs, ”Gambhir said.

“Rohit has won five IPL titles, he is the most successful captain in tournament history. Going forward, it will be a shame if he doesn’t get India’s white ball or just the T20 captain.

“Because there isn’t much more he can do. He can only help the team he leads to victories. So if he doesn’t become the regular captain of India’s white ball, it will be their defeat, ”he added. Gambhir had previously said Virat Kohli should be blamed for Royal Challegers Bangalore’s failure to advance to the IPL final in 13 efforts, eight of which were under Kohli.

Earlier, former England skipper Michael Vaughan also praised Rohit Sharma who led the Mumbai Indians to the fifth IPL title on Tuesday. Leading his side forward, Rohit scored 68 on 51 balls as Mumbai chased the 157 point target against the Delhi Capitals with eight balls to spare.

Praising the skipper of the MI, Vaughan took to Twitter and supported him for the position of captain of the T20 in India. MI under Rohit’s leadership won the trophy in 2013, 2015, 2017, 2019 and 2020.

“There is no doubt that Rohit Sharma should be the Indian T20 captain… a fantastic man, a manager and a leader… and he knows exactly how to win T20 matches… that would also give Virat a chance to take a break and just to be the player… it works. for all the other teams around the world .. # IPL2020, ”he wrote.

The Mumbai Indians ended the campaign with 10 wins in 15 games, played as part of the 56-day contest. Interestingly, this is Rohit’s sixth IPL title as a combined player and captain, having won the 2009 IPL title as a player for Deccan Chargers.

With this victory, Mumbai became the second team after CSK to successfully defend the title. MS Dhoni’s CSK had done so in 2010 and 2011.

Vaughan in a series of tweets also declared IPL as the best tournament and said MI would win the T20 World Cup.

After the victory, Rohit fans shared Vaughan’s feelings and called for his appointment as Indian skipper of the T20. #Hitman started following trends and some of the fans also started drawing comparisons between Rohit and Virat Kohli’s IPL race.

– With PTI inputs

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