On 10 November 2022, team India’s journey got ended in the ongoing 20-20 World Cup in Australia. The Men in blue took on England in Adelaide in the second semi-final of the tournament. But, they failed to win the game as England defeated them by a huge margin of 10 wickets.
Before this 20-20 World Cup, all Indian fans were hopeful that India can go all the way to win the silverware. After the 20-20 World Cup in 2021, Virat Kohli left the captaincy in the shortest format of the game. But then, the Indian Cricket Board decided to consider Rohit Sharma as the captain for both the T20Is and ODIs. Even, Virat Kohli left the Test captaincy after the South Africa tour. So, Rohit Sharma became the captain of India across all three formats.
Virat Kohli fans started to blame the Board for making Rohit Sharma captain across all formats of the game for India
Rohit Sharma has a great record of captaincy in his career. In the history of the Indian T20 League, Rohit has won the tournament five times for his Mumbai franchise. In 2018, he also led team India to the Asia Cup victory. So, fans were in a jubilant mood after he became the captain of India. Everyone was hoping that Rohit Sharma will end the drought of major titles after India did not win a single title in Virat Kohli’s captaincy era.
So, all eyes were on Rohit Sharma and his captaincy in this World Cup. Team India started the tournament by defeating arch-rivals Pakistan. In the group stage, India were the table toppers after winning four out of their five matches. But, again in the semi-final, Rohit Sharma failed to guide his team as they lost the match one-sided. It was another heart-breaking moment for Indian fans. But, Virat Kohli fans were fuming as they criticized the Board to consider Rohit as the captain.
Here is how fans have slammed the Board for making Rohit Sharma the captain:
— Kohli.world18 (@sakethking18) November 11, 2022
#ViratKohli𓃵 is far better captain than rohit we all have seen what happened to MI last session when they had no x factor player it wasn't rohit it was the MI team winning the title but kohli had an avg team & when had good one they even reached playoffs!#INDvsENG
— Aditya (@adityabajpai_) November 11, 2022
Vo captain ya famous thodi h social media me. Isiliye
— Bhaskar 🇮🇳 (@Byakugan_B) November 11, 2022
Looking forward for you to captain in 2023 WC 🙏🏼
— Aliasgar Guru (@aliasgar_guru) November 11, 2022
I still feel @imVkohli could have continued as the captain of Indian Team. He was a Great Leader & knew how to pump up his players.
— SUBHAM SINGHANIA 🇮🇳 (@singhaniasubh12) November 11, 2022
Welcome to India! Is Virat kohli still the captain? pic.twitter.com/0vPLh1Eqah
— Vishal. (@SportyVishaI) November 11, 2022
Unko laga IPL titles jeet liye to achha Captain hoga.
Team aachi honi chahiye aur captain me pure team ke gun hone chahiye.
— Ram Bomble (@ram_bomble) November 11, 2022
Sab agenda peddlers hai, abhi captain ko koi kuch nahi bol raha
— Cric_VK18🇮🇳 (@GOAT_Virat18) November 11, 2022