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Hitman takes strike: Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli as India’s new white ball captain

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The ‘Hitman’ of Indian Cricket, Rohit Sharma has been appointed as the new ODI captain. Rohit will now be leading the Indian side in both limited-overs formats. The Indian selectors announced their decision to replace Virat Kohli as the captain after five solid years of ODI captaincy this Wednesday. Rohit will also be replacing Ajinkya Rahane as test vice-captain too.

Rohit had already been given the T20I captaincy, after Kohli’s resignation.

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Kohli had announced his resignation before the World cup itself. He had also resigned from captaining his IPL franchise Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB). However, it was his own decision, while this decision is made by the selectors.

Virat’s captaincy over the years

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Virat’s reign as the Indian Captain has been a very successful one. He is one of the most successful Indian Captains in the white-ball format.

Virat captained the side for 95 ODI’s, winning 65 of these matches. In T20I’s, Virat had won 27 out of the 45 T20I’s he captained. He has a decent win percentage of 70 plus in ODI’s, and 60 percent in T20I’s.

Rohit as Captain

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Rohit Sharma has had a good record as captain for his IPL franchise Mumbai Indians, winning five titles. He has also produced good results in the international matches he has captained. 

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As of now, Rohit had led India in 10 ODI matches, winning 8 out of them. In T20I’s, Rohit has led India in 22 matches and has won 18 of these.

Rohit’s records as a captain look promising, and fans will be expecting him to deliver more in the upcoming years as well.


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