Former India player Yuvraj Singh, wasn’t really pleased that Rohit Sharma was bestowed with the test captaincy along with the white ball leadership (ODI’s and T20’s). Yuvraj also said that Rohit, an “Excellent leader. I played under him when I was playing for Mumbai Indians. Very good thinker, very good captain. Rohit should have been the captain at least in the white-ball cricket a while ago. But since Virat was doing so well and the team was also doing well it wasn’t easy,” Yuvraj said.
Yuvraj felt that it was rather an emotional decision to make the 35-year-old as test captain because at that stage where he must after his body as the chance of an injury is high.
“I felt it was an emotional decision to make him a captain in Test cricket. When they made him captain it was announced subject to fitness. You cannot announce your Test captain subject to fitness. He is getting injured a lot. He is at that age where he must look after his body,” asserted Yuvraj.
“It will add pressure to him on Test captaincy as well. It’s been only a couple of years since he started opening the innings in Test cricket. He has been playing well. Let the guy focus on his batting in Test cricket. I hope he enjoys it, it’s not easy standing for 5 days in the park,” he added.
Test captaincy may add extra pressure on him as he is already opening the innings for India and has been doing well so far.