Ricky Ponting talks about the period when Rohit Sharma took over as captain of the Mumbai Indians.
Ponting on Sharma’s Captaincy Credentials: “Proof Is In The Pudding”
Former Australia captain Ricky Ponting has stated his support for Rohit Sharma as India’s Test captain. Highlighting his exceptional leadership record. Virat Kohli resigned as India’s Test captain earlier this month. A day after India’s three-match series with South Africa ended in a 1-2 defeat. As the selectors demanded a single skipper for all white-ball formats.
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When Rohit Sharma took over as captain of the Mumbai Indians, I was there. I wasn’t performing well enough to keep myself in the squad, so I had to make place for another international player to come into the side. Ricky Ponting said According to the ICC website.
The owners and team management wanted to know who I thought would be the best candidate to lead the Mumbai Indians into the future. There were a few names tossed around among the owners and other coaches. It was evident to me that there was only one person who could lead the squad.
Rohit Sharma had missed the South Africa series due to a hamstring injury. He has healed and will lead the team against the West Indies in the upcoming white-ball series.
He was a fantastic leader there. what he’s accomplished in Test cricket over the previous 2-3 years. If I return to what I said at the opening about being at the top of your game while taking over a captaincy post. Rohit Sharma played as well as anyone in the world during that time, and we know how excellent a white-ball player.
“They (BCCI) will also have to decide what they want to do with their duties. Whether they want to split roles or have the same captain for all formats,” Ricky Ponting added.
Ponting went on to say of Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul as leaders: “To be honest, I’ve worked with Ajinkya, and he’s a fantastic guy and a fantastic player. He hasn’t been at his best. We witnessed what he can do as a leader in the series against Australia last summer.
“I’m not familiar with KL Rahul; I’ve heard his name mentioned a few times. According to all reports I’ve heard about him, he’s a great guy who’s playing well and building a solid Test record, particularly overseas, which is noteworthy.
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