Ravi Shastri compares Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli to Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev

Ravi Shastri the Former India head coach says that Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli’s captaincy reminds him of Sunil Gavaskar and Kapil Dev. Shastri said that their captaincy style is similar to the legends Kapil Dev & Sunil Gavaskar, who were part of the Indian team.

Indian Team Skipper Virat Kohli led the Indian side in all the 3 formats until the ICC T20 World Cup 2021. He had announced to step down as T20I captaincy after the tournament & wished to lead the side only in Tests and ODI. However, the selectors wanted to keep the same captain for while-ball cricket, and they named Rohit Sharma as the new captain in the ODIs & T20Is.

Rohit Sharma replaces Virat Kohli as Team India’s ODI Captain

Ravi Shastri says In Captaincy Virat Kohli is more like Kapil Dev, While Rohit Sharma Like Sunil Gavaskar

While speaking to Star Sports, Ravi Shastri said that

“Virat Kohli & Rohit Sharma’s way of captaincy is similar to former India captains Kapil Dev & Sunil Gavaskar”.

Ravi Shastri also said

 “When you look at the two and compare their captaincy, reminds me of Sunny and Kapil. Kapil the more Virat-like, spontaneous, instinctive, goes with the gut feeling; Rohit, more like Gavaskar– calculated, extremely efficient, very calm, and composed. I don’t think the team really worried too much about what was on the outside. They were professionals”

From many cricket fans as removal of Virat Kohli from the ODI skipper got a mixed response. Last month ahead of the New Zealand series, Rohit Sharma was promoted as the T20I captain. Just ahead of the South Africa tour, Rohit Sharma was given the skipper’s responsibility in the ODIs, Virat Kohli was removed.

After ICC T20 World Cup 2021, Ravi Shastri retired from his post of India’s head coach, where India faced a 1st-round exit. His biggest highlight was India winning the Test series in Australia 2-1 this year. Under Ravi Shastri’s tenure, India reached the semi-finals of ODI World Cup 2019 & reached the final in ICC World Test Championship 2019-21.

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