Split captaincy an option for Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli: BCCI
New Delhi : With India exiting from the ICC World Cup 2019 without the cup, there are many departments that are being analysed to figure out a way out from the loopholes pertaining in the team. The BCCI is now discussing the idea of split captaincy between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
"This would be the right time for Rohit to take over the mantle of the captaincy in the 50-over format. There has been immense support to the present captain and the management and it is time to plan ahead for the next World Cup and for that the existing ideas and plans need a fresh look. We all know some areas need a relook. Rohit would be the right man for the job," A BCCI functionary told news agency IANS.
There have been several reports claiming rift among the players of team India after the World Cup 2019 exit. Talking about it, he said that these rumoured reports will be discussed in the review meeting that will happen soon.
"You are aware that Vinod Rai (CoA chief) has already mentioned that a review meeting will take place. This will have to be ascertained when the review takes place and it is important to get to the bottom of these rumours," the functionary added.
While Rai has claimed that a review meeting will take place to assess the performance of the team, there are clearly more problem areas that need immediate attention.
Interestingly, the last time there was a meeting where the CoA members had met the senior players and coach -- during the Test against West Indies in Hyderabad last year -- Kohli and Rohit's difference of thought was visible when it came to resting players in the IPL keeping the World Cup in mind.