‘Would like to see Rohit Sharma lead India in 2023 World Cup’
Virat Kohli (left) and Rohit Sharma (AFP Photo)

It’s not even been a week since India‘s campaign at the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 ended in the semi-final, but questions are already being raised over how several decisions the team management made over the course of the tournament that raised eyebrows.

From the exclusion of Ambati Rayudu to MS Dhoni‘s demotion in the semi-final against New Zealand that resulted in an 18-run defeat, analysis of what went wrong is in full swing. More recently, damning reports of a rift in the current Indian team have emerged claiming the existence of two factions, led by current skipper Virat Kohli and his deputy Rohit Sharma.

Domestic stalwart and former India international Wasim Jaffer has weighed into the debate, suggesting the time has come for Kohli to give up captaincy, at least in the limited-overs cricket.

On his unverified Twitter account, Jaffer writes that Rohit should be handed over the reins of the ODI side and should led India during the 2023 World Cup.

“Is it time to hand over white ball captaincy to Rohit Sharma? I would like him to lead India in 2023 World Cup🏆” Jaffer posted on Friday.

A Dainik Jagran report also claims that the Indian team only consists of players who are favoured by Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri barring the ones who have earned their places on the basis of solid performances including the likes of Rohit and Jasprit Bumrah.

The report further added that few players did raise their concerns over allrounder Vijay Shankar’s inclusion in India’s world cup squad over Ambati Rayudu knowing that it could cost then their place in the XI, and eventually the squad.