New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s term as captain has come to an end. As captain, he made Team India the No. 1 to No. 1 team in the Tests. With the expiration of coach Ravi Shastri’s tenure after the T20 World Cup 2021 this year, Virat Kohli resigned as captain of the T20 team. He was then removed from the captaincy of the ODI team by the BCCI. From here came the news of differences between Virat Kohli and the board.
Now after losing the Test series (India vs South Africa) against South Africa, Virat Kohli also resigned as the captain of the Test team on January 15. He will now be associated with the team as a player. Virat Kohli will once again be seen on the field as a player in the ODI series starting January 19.
Now the biggest question is who will get the command of the Test team after Virat Kohli. According to the Indian Express, Virat Kohli’s replacement KL Rahul is leading the race for the captaincy. Rohit Sharma has been injured many times. It could go against them. In this difficult time, the board can hardly give command to Rohit Sharma. Off-spinner R Ashwin is also in the offing, who may be the highest wicket-taker for India, but there has been a kind of bias towards the bowler.
Ajinkya Rahane and Chattiswar Pujara’s career ended
Team India’s senior batsmen Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara are going through the worst period of their careers. If Ajinkya Rahane had been in good form, he would have been close to becoming the captain of the Test team after giving India a resounding victory in Australia. There is no debate on this. The place of both the players in the team is not certain now. It is difficult for both of them to be selected for the two-match Test series against India (India vs Sri Lanka) in February-March. Shree Yas Air, Hanuma Vihari and Shubhman Gul are in the race.
Even after losing the series, Virat Kohli defended Chattiswar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. He had said that the selectors have to decide on this. With the arrival of new coach Rahul Dravid, the captains of all three formats of Team India have changed. Now we can see big changes in the team. Many senior players are to be tested in the ODI series against South Africa. If they fail, they could be knocked out of next year’s ODI World Cup in India.
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