Written byParth Dhall ·
Former England captain Nasser Hussain recently voiced his opinion on the long-standing debate of split captaincy.
However, the numbers suggest that India have tasted success under Rohit Sharma in the shortest format of late.
Let us shed more light on the debate.
Virat Kohli has been missing periodical T20I series, ever since he took charge of the side across formats (in 2017).
He missed the T20I series against Sri Lanka that year, wherein Rohit Sharma led India.
India cleaned up the hosts 3-0 in the three-match series.
However, there is no doubt that the former is going to lead India in the upcoming T20 WC.
Rohit Sharma has already scaled new heights in international cricket.
In 2019, he helped Mumbai Indians win a record fourth IPL title.
His experience in all three formats is at par with Kohli.
Team India won the 2018 Nidahas Trophy under the former, followed by series victories against West Indies, Bangladesh and New Zealand.
Rohit also led the team to victory in Asia Cup.
India's experiment of fielding two captains has turned out to be fruitful in past.
However, the 38-year-old continued to lead in ODIs and T20Is until 2017.
During the period, India won 14 Tests, 13 ODIs and 8 T20Is, competing in bilateral series.
Rohit Sharma has led Team India in 19 T20Is so far. 15 of them have been won by India, while they lost four. Under Kohli, India have won 22 out of 37 T20Is, losing 11. Clearly, Rohit has a better winning percentage than Kohli.
Virat Kohli has always been vocal about the workload of Indian cricketers in modern day cricket.
With Rohit at the helm, Kohli could have the constant pressure of captaincy relieved.
This move can easily increase the career span of Kohli in international cricket.
Looking at the 2021 T20 World Cup, Rohit appears to be the ideal candidate to replace Kohli.
Rohit's recent success in whites has made him a mainstay Test opener for India.
The duo will now share equal amount of workload across formats.
Split captaincy could lead to difference in opinions, though a number of nations like England and Australia have successfully adopted the mode lately.
It remains to be seen if the Indian think tank tinkers with the incumbent system.
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