Yuvraj Singh has said Rohit Sharma is a better captain in Twenty20 Internationals and he could be a good option to ease Virat Kohli's workload. (Image credit: Twitter)
Virat Kohli is currently leading the Indian cricket team in all three formats and has achieved substantial success. Kohli has overtaken MS Dhoni to become the most successful Test captain while in ODIs and T20I, Kohli has a winning percentage of close to 60 percent in the last two months. However, the stress of leading a side in all three formats can take a toll and it can also result in burnout and loss of form. In order to avoid this situation, former India player Yuvraj Singh has offered a solution that can ease Kohli's workload.
"Earlier there used to be just two formats -- ODI and Tests, so it was perfect to have one captain. Now there are three formats and if Virat is feeling overloaded, maybe they should try somebody else for the T20 format. Rohit has been a very successful captain," Yuvraj told in an interview with a News Channel.
Yuvraj said it won't be a bad idea to split captaincy in the Indian cricket team, with Kohli taking care of the Test and ODIs while Rohit, who has won four titles for the Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League, could be in charge of the Twenty20 format.
"I don't really know. They (team management) have to decide how much workload Virat can take. Do they need to try somebody else for T20? It completely depends on how they want to go for the future. Virat has been the best batsman. How to manage his workload? It is completely team management's call," Yuvraj said.
However, the left-hander, who played a big part in India's success in the 2007 World T20 and the 2011 World Cup, lashed out at the selectors for not finalising the number four slot for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. Yuvraj said he failed to understand what the Indian team management was thinking at that time.
"You need to identify who is your best talent and then back him. The highest score in no.4 position at the World Cup was 48. The captain, coach and the selectors should have known that no.4 is a very important position, especially in England where the ball seams. The no.4 batsman has to be technically strong. Vijay Shankar didn't have that experience, Rishabh Pant didn't have the experience. Dinesh Karthik was an experienced guy who was sitting out and suddenly went to bat in the semifinal. I really didn't understand what the think-tank was doing. If you had to get the best out of a player you have to secure him. A player can never play well if he is insecure. That was the big reason why India didn't win the World Cup," Yuvraj said.