Rohit Sharma has officially been appointed as the captain of the Indian Test squad as well ahead of the upcoming two-match Test series against Sri Lanka at home. The Indian selection committee headed by Chetan Sharma confirmed the same. Rohit Sharma has now become the all-format captain. Not long ago, Virat Kohli stepped down as Test captain earlier this year after losing the series in South Africa.
Kohli’s resignation as Test captain left the captaincy left a huge void to fid and undoubtedly, Rohit is the best suited for the job in the current circumstances. Under his captaincy, India inflicted a 3-0 whitewash on New Zealand as far as the T20I series is concerned. Furthermore, coming to the ODI series, Rohit Sharma began his full-time ODI captaincy career to a fabulous start.
Team India went on to defeat West Indies by 3-0 in the ODI series and completed a hat-trick of wins. Therefore, West Indies suffered humiliation at the hands of India as they were whitewashed by India.
Currently, India and West Indies are locking horns with each other in the T20I series. The first two games of the three-match series have already come to a close. India won the first game by six wickets and won the second game by 8 runs. However, the team management has already prepared to groom the future options for captaincy.
This is the right time for India to groom a captain. Meanwhile, Indian chief selector Chetan Sharma came up with three important names that can take Team India forward in the future. Chetan Sharma said, “Bumrah, KL Rahul, Pant to be groomed as future captains under Rohit Sharma”.
Chetan Sharma highlighted that they are looking at Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah, and KL Rahul will be groomed as future India captains under Rohit Sharma.
Earlier, Virat Kohli was the captain in all the formats. Under his leadership, India did not win any ICC event. However, India became a phenomenal force in overseas conditions. Notably, India won the Test series in Australia (2-1) for the first time in history. On the other hand, India won a historic ODI series in South Africa (5-1).