Virat Kohli’s captaincy saga is revived! Sourav Ganguly reveals explosive truth about Rohit Sharma’s reluctance to become captain

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Former Indian captain Sourav Ganguly has praised Rohit Sharma for his captaincy during the T20 World Cup. Rohit has been unbeaten twice in the league stage of ICC tournaments. He led an unbeaten India to the ODI World Cup final in 2023.

He has also been unbeaten so far in the T20 World Cup 2024. He has led by example as captain and with bat in hand. He is India’s top scorer in the T20 World Cup so far with 248 runs. He may well become the leading run-scorer if he manages to score another half-century in the final.

Ahead of the final, Sourav Ganguly praised Indian captain Rohit Sharma for his leadership so far in the World Cup. He said that life has taken a turn for him as he was not leading his IPL franchise in IPL 2024 and has now led the team to the World Cup final.

“I am very happy for Rohit Sharma. Life is taking a turn for the better. Six months ago he was not even the captain of Mumbai Indians and now the same man is leading India to a World Cup final, unbeaten,” Ganguly said after being chosen as the brand ambassador of Veedol, as quoted by PTI.

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Ganguly recalled how Rohit was reluctant to lead the team after Virat Kohli stepped down as Indian captain following the 2021 T20 World Cup.

“He has played two World Cup finals where he has gone unbeaten to the final. That speaks of his captaincy and leadership quality and I am not surprised because he became captain when I was the BCCI president and when Virat did not want to be captain.” India never again. “It took a long time to make him captain because he was not ready to be captain. It took a lot of effort from all of us to make him captain and I am very happy to see the progress of Indian cricket under him,” Ganguly said.

Don’t think Rohit Sharma will lose two finals in six-seven months: Sourav Ganguly

Furthermore, he backed Team India to win the final and said that Rohit Sharma is unlikely to lose two ICC finals in a span of six to seven months.

“I don’t think he can lose two World Cup finals in seven (six) months. He will probably jump into the ocean of Barbados if he loses two finals under his captaincy in seven months. He has led from the front, batted brilliantly, and I hope that continues tomorrow. I hope India finish on the right side and they bowl with freedom. They have been the best team in the competition. I wish them luck, I wish them to win tomorrow because that is necessary to win big tournaments,” Ganguly added.

Since winning the 2013 Champions Trophy, India have reached the ICC finals many times but have failed to lift the trophy.

“I see it differently. At least we are reaching the final, we can only win once we reach the final. The positive thing is that India is not eliminated. Secondly, they are dominating. You saw the World Cup in India. seven months ago; they were the best team in the competition, although they lost to Australia in the final,” concluded Ganguly.

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