- Feb 25, 2024
- Dec 1, 2023
Team India had an amazing time in all formats under Virat Kohli’s reign, with the best coming when they won back-to-back test series in Australia. The Men in Blue won a lot more Tests abroad and they were also difficult to beat at home in Tests and ODIs. The only thing that was lacking during Virat Kohli’s time was that elusive piece of silverware. They failed to go the distance in the big tournaments. They lost the Champions Trophy final in 2017 and the World Cup semifinal in 2019.
The captaincy was passed on to Rohit Sharma, who had led his franchise, Mumbai, to five titles in the Indian T20 League. The whole of India will be hoping that a World title will be won by India during his reign. The Men In Blue have not won a world title since 2013.
Speaking on the same, former New Zealand all-rounder Corey Anderson shed light on the working methods of Kohli and Rohit. He said that Kohli goes more with his gut and intuition when he led on the field, whereas Rohit is more involved and proactive.
“They’ve probably got slightly different ways of doing it. I think Virat is more on the field, he kind of sees things as they are and then goes by that. Rohit’s kind of involved in a lot of those meetings, and I think he reads the game very, very well. I think he’s sort of just very proactive around how he does things. He kind of backs himself and because I said he’s proactive, he’ll make an opportunity and he’ll go with it. Whether it works or not, it’s a different question, he backs it and backs his bowlers to go and do it as well. We’ve seen with the Mumbai Indians team how well he’s led that team over many, many years,” said the former New Zealand cricketer in an interview with News 18.
He said they are both different in their own ways but they are both good skippers. “But obviously, I played a little bit more under Rohit, so I got to probably see him a little bit more and see how he worked as well. So yeah, I think they’re both very good captains,” he added.