Before the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli had left the captaincy of the shortest format of cricket and then went on to play ODIs. After which the BCCI appointed Rohit Sharma as the captain of white ball cricket and KL Rahul as the vice-captain. During this, BCCI took back the Test vice-captaincy from senior player Rahane and handed it over to Rohit.
Virat Kohli on Saturday announced his decision to step down as the Test captain after losing the series against South Africa. During this, he thanked former coach Ravi Shastri, all teammates and former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni in an emotional message. Actually, the Indian team went to South Africa to play a series of 3 Test matches. Where they lost the series 2-1. During this, the team was able to win only the Centurion Test. After which Virat Kohli surprised everyone by announcing his resignation from the captaincy through a tweet.
Also read: After losing the South Africa series, Virat Kohli left the captaincy, said – I did the work with complete honesty
Who is the next captain?
Before the T20 World Cup, Virat Kohli had left the captaincy of the shortest format of cricket and then went on to play ODIs. After which the BCCI appointed Rohit Sharma as the captain of white ball cricket and KL Rahul as the vice-captain. During this, BCCI took back the Test vice-captaincy from senior player Ajinkya Rahane and handed it over to Rohit Sharma. But now after Virat Kohli stepped back as Test captain, who will be the next captain? Its discussion has intensified.
Rohit Sharma :- The BCCI handed over the captaincy to Rohit Sharma after Virat Kohli stepped down from T20 and ODI captaincy. Apart from this, he has also been made the vice-captain of the Test team. In such a situation, the name of Rohit Sharma is at the fore in this race. Because till now Virat Kohli was handling the captaincy of all three formats.
KL Rahul :- BCCI has KL Rahul as another option. KL Rahul was given the vice-captaincy because of Rohit Sharma, who did not tour South Africa due to fitness, and KL Rahul played the role of captain in the absence of Virat Kohli in the Johannesburg Test. However, the team lost the second match badly. However, KL Rahul’s age is best for captaincy and he can prove to be a tall race horse. Because Virat Kohli has taken over the captaincy for 7 years.
Also read: Kohli Brigade also failed in South Africa, 7 captains tried hard in 30 years, none could be successful
Ajinkya Rahane :- Ajinkya Rahane was taken back as the Test vice-captain by the BCCI after Virat Kohli stepped down from the T20 and ODI captaincy. But he is also being considered as a contender for Test captain. However, there is doubt on whether he will get a place in the team in the upcoming series. Rahane has captained in 5 Test matches. Out of which the team has won 4 and one match has been drawn. On the other hand, if we look at his Test career, he has scored 4931 runs in 140 innings of 82 Tests at an average of 38.52. During this, he has scored 12 centuries and 25 half-centuries.
How was Virat’s Test career?
Virat Kohli holds the record for winning most Test matches as a captain. He won 40 out of 68 matches. Whereas in 17 matches, the team had to face defeat and 11 matches were drawn. After Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni holds the record of winning 27 matches as captain. At the same time, Virat Kohli has played a total of 99 Test matches so far, in which he has scored 7962 important runs at an average of 50.39. This includes 7 double centuries, 27 centuries and 28 half-centuries.
— Virat Kohli (@imVkohli) January 15, 2022