Hogg picks the best captain between Rohit and Kohli
Indian team captain Virat Kohli has come under fire of late for his inability to win big titles. After India were knocked out of the ICC Cricket World Cup by New Zealand in the semi-final, the atmosphere in the dressing room became toxic after which Gautam Gambhir, Wasim Jaffer, commentators, cricket experts and some other former players questioned Virat Kohli’s captaincy skills and also launched a scathing attack on head coach Ravi Shastri.
Though Kohli has done reasonably well to steer India to the semi-final, the end result was not so effective. Also in the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, India lost to Pakistan in the final under the captaincy of Virat Kohli. In the aftermath of India’s failure, there were talks about split captaincy in the team.
Even the BCCI functionary said that it is the right time for Rohit Sharma to lead the team in ODIs and T20Is giving space for Kohli to lead India in Tests.
However, there hasn’t been any recent development regarding the split captaincy and only time will tell. Recently, former Australia chinaman bowler Brad Hogg picked the best captain between Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli.
Hogg revealed the answer on his YouTube channel that he would pick Rohit Sharma as the best captain with respect to the Indian Premier League because of his experience to steer the team in more finals than Virat Kohli.
On picking the right captain for the Indian cricket team, Brad Hogg, without second thoughts picked Virat Kohli. In addition to that, Hogg went on to say that Kohli is the fittest Indian cricketer too.
“Thanks for putting me under the pump. But (I would pick) Rohit Sharma in IPL because his team has been in the finals a lot more than Virat Kohli’s. But if I was looking for a man to captain the Indian cricket team, it will be Kohli. He leads from the front with the bat, in the field and on the training track.
He is the fittest Indian cricketer going around, but he is also a very good tactician. With the way he conducts himself both on and off the field, he has been exceptional over the last one year,” Hogg said.