Parthiv Patel announces retirement, predicts ICC World T20 India captain
New Delhi : Indian cricketer Parthiv Patel has announced his retirement from all formats of the international cricket on Wednesday. During the announcement, he also shared his opinion on who should lead India in the upcoming ICC World Cup T20.
During an interaction on Sports Tak, Parthiv said: "According to me for the T20 World Cup, if Rohit Sharma is fit to play, he should be given the captaincy ahead of the tournament."
Showering praise on Rohit Sharma, Parthiv said that he knows exactly how to build team and win tournaments. He also reckoned there is no harm in relieving Kohli of captaincy from one of the formats.
“Rohit Sharma has shown us how to build a team. He has shown us how to win a tournament. I think there is no harm in giving him the captaincy in one format. This will also relieve Virat Kohli of some pressure,” he added.
“With him (Rohit) winning so many tournaments, it will be interesting to see how he takes decisions under pressure. Mumbai Indians does not have a settled team every season, but Rohit Sharma has shown that he knows how to build players and show results,” he added further.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli will be leaving Australia after the first Test at Adelaide and Rohit Sharma - who is recovering from a hamstring injury - would also miss the red-ball series.