“Decoding Leadership: Sourav Ganguly’s Insights on Rohit Sharma’s Captaincy Journey”

Sourav Ganguly has opened up about his decision to replace Virat Kohli as captain.

“Why Rohit Sharma Became Captain”: Sourav Ganguly’s Insights on the Captaincy Change from Virat Kohli to Rohit Sharma Sourav Ganguly, the former BCCI President, has delved into the reasons behind his choice to appoint Rohit Sharma as the captain, succeeding Virat Kohli.© Reuters Sourav Ganguly, the former BCCI President, has shed light on his decision-making process in replacing Virat Kohli with Rohit Sharma as the skipper of the Indian men’s cricket team. This significant transition occurred after Kohli stepped down from his leadership roles in Tests and T20Is in 2022. During Ganguly’s tenure as the BCCI chief, rumors circulated about potential friction between him and Kohli. Ganguly had previously disclosed that the BCCI had urged Kohli to reconsider his resignation from the T20I captaincy.

On opting for Rohit as the successor, Ganguly emphasized the immense potential he saw in him, particularly considering his track record in the Indian Premier League.

Rohit’s leadership led India to the World Cup final on home turf last year, albeit falling short against Australia in the final showdown.

Ganguly asserted that India showcased their prowess as the premier team in the tournament and expressed no surprise at Rohit’s adept leadership during the prestigious event.

“Observe his captaincy in the World Cup. Leading India to the final was commendable. I firmly believe India was the standout team in the competition until the final match. He’s proven his mettle with IPL trophies. His leadership doesn’t astonish me. I entrusted him with the Indian captaincy due to his evident talent, and his subsequent achievements don’t catch me off guard,” Ganguly remarked to RevSportz.

Recently, Rohit guided India to their 17th consecutive Test series triumph on home soil. Despite facing an initial setback against England in Hyderabad, India currently holds a commanding 3-1 lead in the series, with the final showdown scheduled in Dharamsala commencing from March 7.

In the meantime, Rohit relinquished his captaincy at Mumbai Indians to Hardik Pandya. After representing Gujarat Titans in the previous two seasons, Hardik will helm the five-time champions in the upcoming edition.

MI acquired him via trade from GT ahead of the IPL 2024 auction, with Shubman Gill set to lead the 2022 champions post his departure.

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