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‘India’s loss if Rohit Sharma isn’t made white-ball captain’

‘Former India Cricketer Gautam Gambhir lauds Rohit Sharma and says it will be India’s misfortune if he doesn’t get to captain the national side in limited-overs format. (1:39)

Gautam Gambhir, the former India batsman, believes it will be a “shame” and “Indian cricket’s misfortune” if Rohit Sharma isn’t considered for the full-time white-ball captaincy going forward.

Gambhir was speaking on ESPNcricinfo’s T20 Time Out soon after Sharma led Mumbai Indians to their fifth IPL crown, by beating the Delhi Capitals by five wickets in Dubai. Apart from leaving his mark as a captain on the field, Sharma killed off the chase by scoring a quickfire 68 to set up an easy win.

“If Rohit Sharma doesn’t become India’s captain, it’s their loss, not Rohit’s,” Gambhir said. “Yes, a captain is only as good as his team and I completely agree with that, but what are the parameters to judge a captain on who is good and who isn’t? The parameters and benchmark should be the same. Rohit has led his team to five IPL titles.” Read from source….