Mumbai: In the recently concluded Bangladesh T20 series, which India won 2-1, Rohit Sharma captained the side. The Indian team’s performance in this series prompted several people to speak about the possibility of split captaincy between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma.
Many people have also been clamouring for Rohit Sharma to be made a permanent captain. On the issue of split-captaincy, BCCI president Sourav Ganguly had previously said that India doesn’t need split-captaincy.
Indian opener, Shikhar Dhawan has played under Kohli as well as Sharma. In an interview with Hindustan Times, he revealed how both go about with their captaincy. He said, “They are different characters. In different situations, they make different choices. Whatever they feel right at one particular moment, they go with it. They, of course, discuss with each other. When Rohit is leading, he discusses with me, when Virat is leading he discusses with Rohit and me too.”
Dhawan also has played a very important role up front partnering with Rohit. He says, “Playing with Rohit for so many years has helped the bonding to grow automatically. We understand each other’s game very well. It’s in an auto mode now. After playing for so many years, you get a feeling on what to do in different situations.”...