Earlier this morning, rumours of Rohit Sharma taking over the Indian Men's Cricket Team's captaincy in the limited-overs formats after the T20 World Cup went viral. The rumours suggested that Virat Kohli wanted to focus on his batting and Test captaincy.
As you can imagine, factions were made with immediate effect. Fans of Sharma and Kohli both went berserk without a single thought if even the news was real.
#captaincy— SilentlyFluent (@SilentlyFluent) September 13, 2021
"I don't believe in split captaincy. For the team there has to be only one leader...Split captaincy doesn't work in India.
I think only one leader leading the team in all formats is crucial.
- MS Dhoni pic.twitter.com/489y15V0u2
Rohit is 34 now he'll definitely play for next 4 yrs, If virat steps down from captaincy, Rohit should lead ICT , as we got 3 world Cup in next 3 yrs,it's great chance for us to win anyone of those 😊💙@ImRo45 #RohitSharma #Captaincy pic.twitter.com/gWX3u4PAQH— 〽️σwnicк ᴮᴱᴬˢᵀ (@Mr_hypo_thetic) September 13, 2021
Now, these were primarily Rohit Sharma fans. When BCCI treasurer Arun Dhumal rubbished the rumours, it was time for Virat Kohli fans to rise, and the opposite of shine.
It has somehow become commonplace for cricket fans in this country to follow this cult of personality without understanding that both the players are legends and their success means success for Indian cricket. So just, watch the game and chill out.