Trent Boult gives his verdict on Rohit Sharma being handed over India’s ODI captaincy

India’s cricket setup is witnessing a huge change lately. Rohit Sharma has been handed over both the T20I and ODI captaincy within the span of 2 months and it has raised a lot of controversy among the fans who think that some sort of injustice has been done against Virat Kohli.

As the whole “BCCI vs Virat” notion keeps on trending all over social media, the time is slowly changing. Whatever be the outcome, the unchangeable reality is that Rohit Sharma is our new captain and there are a lot of responsibilities on his shoulders. The expectation of winning an ICC trophy on top of everything else.

Among much speculation as to whether he would be any better than Virat Kohli with the same squad, his teammate at Mumbai Indians Trent Boult has spoken highly in favour of his captain and thinks that it is indeed a revolutionary step that BCCI has taken.

Talking to Dainik Jagran, Trent Boult said, “Rohit is a very experienced player. It will be exciting to see how he leads the Indian team. I have enjoyed playing under his captaincy at the Mumbai Indians. I used to observe him and his captaincy, his tactics while standing at the boundary. He’s been an extremely successful player for India and I’m sure the team will perform well under his leadership.”

“He has been extremely successful for Mumbai Indians and there are high-pressure situations there. As a pace bowler, I can understand that but as a captain, he deals with this pressure well. I am sure Rohit will use his IPL experience towards the benefit of the Indian team,” Boult said.

However, on being asked to compare Rohit’s captaincy to Virat Kohli’s the Kiwi pacer was diplomatic and refused to comment as that would pull him into the already growing controversy.

“I can’t say that with too much surety because I haven’t played a single game under Kohli but he has been an extremely powerful player and captain for India. Rohit can be a successful captain and it will be interesting to watch him lead.”