India and New Zealand have been two of the greatest cricketing nations in the world and with the latter nation knocking out India in the recent T20 World Cup 2021, stakes could not be higher for the 34-year-old Rohit Sharma who will lead the way for the home team in the three T20 Internationals. The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) recently announced the 16-member squad wherein Rohit and KL Rahul have been named captain and vice-captain, respectively.
Known to be one of the greatest modern-day opening batter, Rohit Sharma is the most experienced T20 cricketer in the side who has represented the country since the inaugural 2007 World Cup in South Africa. Having played 108 innings in the T20 Internationals, Rohit Sharma has scored more than 3000 runs, including his highest score of 118 runs. He averages 32.67 runs per innings and has even got 4 centuries against his name in the format.
Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli as T20I captain
As Rohit Sharma was appointed the captain in place of Virat Kohli in the T20 Internationals, fans have major expectations from the Mumbai Indians captain to showcase a different style of captaincy. Contrary to Virat, Rohit is known to be a much calmer leader who has even managed to lead MI to 5 IPL silverware.
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Take a look at how the cricketing fanatics welcome Rohit Sharma as the newest T20I captain for India.
Happy for Rohit Sharma as he became the Full time captain for Indian T20I Side and soon will become for ODI team too.
Happy for Yuzi, Siraz,Avesh, Harshal in the Indian Squad😍🙌#CricketTwitter
— Mahesh Admirer 🔔 (@AdmirersMahesh) November 9, 2021
— Iram Fatima🇵🇰𝐹𝑜𝓁𝓁𝑜𝓌𝐵𝒶𝒸𝓀𝟣𝟢𝟢% (@cricketQueen46) November 9, 2021
He has displayed his brilliant captaincy skills by winning numerous IPL trophies, and I hope his remarkable leadership quality would benefit the Indian side.
Congratulations Captain Rohit Sharma. Best wishes for the T20I. pic.twitter.com/sXJlCzPE12
— Kumar D (@aka_dpu) November 9, 2021
Rohit Sharma Fans after appointment of Rohit Sharma as India's T20I Captain. pic.twitter.com/0Lb098Xzsm
— Ansul🇦🇺(निष्क्रिय) (@stoinisisking) November 9, 2021
New Era of India's T20I Cricket has started on 17th November – Captain Rohit Sharma new India's T20I Captain. All the Best Hitman. And All the Best For The Legendary Rahul Dravid, New Era – He is Now Team India's Head Coach.
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) November 9, 2021
— Time TRAVELER (@TRAVELtime123) November 9, 2021
Day couldn't be more better…@ImRo45 named as a T20I captain. Many congratulations and best wishes always!💙
— midhat.45🇮🇳 (@midhat45) November 9, 2021
Congratulations @ImRo45! new T20I captain of India.
— NaughtyOrWot (@themahirazz7) November 9, 2021
Meanwhile, take a look at the complete list of 16 players who are names in the home series against New Zealand.
India’s Squad: Rohit Sharma (Captain), KL Rahul (Vice-Captain), Suryakumar Yadav, Ruturaj Gaikwad, Rishabh Pant (wicket-keeper), Venkatesh Iyer, Shreyas Iyer, Ishan Kishan (wicket-keeper), Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Avesh Khan, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Deepak Chahar, Ravichandra Ashwin, Mohammad. Siraj, Harshal Patel