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Should Rohit Sharma lead India in World Cup?

Last updated on: April 08, 2019 21:16 IST

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IMAGE: Former England captain Michael Vaughan was all praise for 'Hitman' Rohit Sharma. Photograph: BCCI

Mumbai Indians have won three of the five matches they played in the ongoing Indian Premier League, and after defending a modest total of 135 against Sunrisers Hyderabad, the Twitterati lauded their skipper, Rohit Sharma. 


Fans of the team insisted the 'Hitman' should lead India in the International Cricket Council's upcoming World Cup.

After all, India skipper and Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli is going through a bad patch; RCB have suffered six straight defeats and is placed at the bottom of the eight-team league.

Even after setting Kolkata Knight Riders a target of 206, Bangalore could not defend it and KKR won match by five wickets.

Kohli's dwindling fortunes have led Twitter users to say Rohit should lead India in the World Cup.

One user tweeted, "Rohit Sharma knows how to win matches. He should replace Kohli as captain for the #CWC2019 #IPL #mi."

Another wrote, "He (Kohli) is a phenomenal batsman no doubt. But cannot balance captaining a team. He needs to get street smart. Rohit Sharma instead is a better captain."

A user questioned: "Is it just me that thinks @ImRo45 should captain team India too !!! #MumbaiIndians #TeamIndia."

One even appealed to the Board of Control for Cricket in India, saying: "@BCCI time to appoint @ImRo45 as a captain for #ICC2019 World Cup."

Former England player Michael Vaughan has praised the 'Hitman'. He tweeted: "Rohit Sharma is a very very good captain .... #IPL2019."

Mumbai Indians next host Kings XI Punjab, on April 10.

Source: ANI