Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has contradicted the statement that was said by his former fellow Delhi teammate Gautam Gambhir. He questioned by saying if Rohit would have this successful as a captain if he were the captain of RCB.
The southpaw had earlier said that it would be a great misfortune if Rohit Sharma doesn’t get to lead India in the limited-overs replacing Kohli as he has won 5 IPL titles, most by any captain in IPL.
“Gautam Gambhir believes that it is the nation’s misfortune if Rohit Sharma is not made the Indian T20I captain because he is the most successful captain in the IPL,” Aakash said.
“But I have a question, that if Rohit was given the RCB team, which is there with Kohli, will he have won two, three or four out of the five titles MI have won?” He said.
Can Mumbai Indians’ success story be equated with India asks Aakash Chopra?
Speaking in a video shared on his FB page, Chopra said Rohit Sharma as a captain is outstanding but he argued whether his success with MI can be equated to leading India.
“Rohit as a captain is outstanding, I love him to bits but can the Mumbai Indians’ success story be equated with India? That is my question. Just because Kohli’s team does not do well, does it mean that is Kohli’s fault,” said Chopra.
He further added that a captaincy change at this stage is not fair and cited his concerns with Rohit’s fitness stating it as topsy-turvey at the moment.
“They cannot make him the captain now however much you may try. I know it is not fair; I know it is tough. But this is what it is. It cannot happen now as there is a simple reason for that,” said Chopra.
“First of all, he is not going now, he is not even fit. There is a separate mystery going on there regarding when he will get fit. If he is fit on the 10th, why is he not fit for the 27th. Things are topsy-turvy at the moment,” he said.
Aakash finally concluded by saying he cannot become captain right now as India doesn’t play that many T20Is and that Kohli as a captain won’t change anytime soon.
“There are not too many T20 matches at the moment. Let us wait for some time, let us be cool, he cannot become the captain now. Kohli is the captain currently and I don’t feel that there is going to be a captaincy change in this team now,” Aakash concluded.
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