Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin feels that Rohit Sharma should be handed the Test captaincy as he is the best in all formats.
“If he is your no.1 player in all formats, then what is the problem? I feel seeing 5-6 years ahead is a long time. It would be best if you looked forward but need to see immediately as well. To look forward, you cannot give to an inexperienced player, which might cause a problem.
“I feel Rohit Sharma is a good player and can be an outstanding captain. I feel Rohit should give captaincy, whatever experience I have and whatever cricket I have played. He might play cricket for another two or three years, he might play more as well, but his fitness will be crucial because his hamstring becomes weak repeatedly,” Azharuddin was quoted as saying by India News.
Azharuddin reckoned that Rohit’s presence in the Test series could have made a massive difference in South Africa.
“His absence in this Test series also became an advantage for South Africa because he is an attacking player, plays in an attacking fashion as an opener as well,” he said.