IND VS WI: Ajit Agarkar feels fitness will be the biggest challenge for Rohit Sharma as he has now become captain of India. Sharma was handed over the responsibility after Virat Kohli relinquished the captaincy in the limited-overs format. Sharma, however, missed the ODI series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury, and KL Rahul was given the charge in his absence. Get free cricket betting tips and guide from this site.

While speaking on the Star Sports show ‘Game Plan’, former Indian bowler Ajit Agarkar said:

“I believe his [Rohit’s] biggest challenge will be to remain fit. We have seen of late that he has got a few injuries. The captains who were there before him – Virat Kohli, MS Dhoni – their strength was that both were extremely fit and they missed matches very few times in their careers.”

Agarkar, while pressing on the importance of Rohit Sharma’s availability for all the matches that a team plays, said:

“So that will be a challenge because when you play all the games, it will be easier for you to build the team. You will be able to see closely how each player reacts in a given situation. So that will be the key for him because he has the leadership qualities and we have seen that as well.”

Since Kohli stepped down from the Test captaincy, there has been a great uproar of acceding Rohit Sharma to the role. Rohit has been getting immense support from the cricket fraternity for the same. Sharma has an outstanding record as a captain in IPL for Mumbai Indians.

Former Mumbai Indians captain Ricky Ponting recently heaped praise and ratified Sharma’s potential to lead the team. He will now take his first assignment as a full-time captain in the home series against the Windies.

IND VS WI: Rohit Sharma’s captaincy approach will be slightly laidback than Kohli: Agarkar

IND VS WI: "I Believe His Biggest Challenge Will be to Remain Fit", Ajit Agarkar on Rohit Sharma's Captaincy
IND VS WI: “I Believe His Biggest Challenge Will be to Remain Fit”, Ajit Agarkar on Rohit Sharma’s Captaincy

Agarkar pointed out that his approach will be slightly laidback than Virat Kohli. Speaking on the same, he said:

“Whatever we have seen of him, he will definitely be slightly laidback than Virat Kohli. But we have seen his leadership qualities, not just in franchise cricket. He has reached a stage of his career where he is extremely experienced, played a lot of matches in international cricket, so he has the experience of that.”

Moreover, Agarkar rightly pointed out that it will be different for Rohit Sharma as a full-time captain. However, he believes Rohit has what it takes to be a captain. He stated:

“Generally, there is a feel for the game required for a captain, it seems he has that. The responsibility will be different now because when you are a stand-in captain, you are there for a series or few matches but here you have to prepare a team for the next World Cup – whether it is T20 or 50-over.”

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