Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli as India’s ODI captain.

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Rohit Sharma takes over as India’s captain for all white-ball cricket, succeeding Virat Kohli as ODI captain, and will also serve as Kohli’s deputy in Test cricket; India will play South Africa in a three-Test series beginning on Boxing Day.
Rohit Sharma has taken over as India’s one-day international captain, succeeding Virat Kohli, and will now head the team in white-ball cricket.
Kohli led India in all three formats until the T-20 World Cup last month, when he handed over the reins to fellow batter Rohit Sharma.
Rohit has now taken over the 50-over captaincy and will lead India in the 2023 World Cup on home turf.
Rohit, 34, has also taken over as Test vice-captain from Ajinkya Rahane.
Rahane is in the 18-man group that will travel to South Africa for three Tests, beginning on Boxing Day at Centurion, but has averaged less than 20 in 12 Tests in 2021.
Rohit, who was rested for the previous 1-0 home series against New Zealand, joins fellow opener KL Rahul, wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant, seamers Mohammed Shami and Jasprit Bumrah in the Test squad for the South Africa series.
People’s reactions
While many netizens were disappointed by captain Kohli’s abrupt removal, others argued that Kohli should have been given more chances.


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