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Sunil Gavaskar Feels He Would Like Rishabh Pant To Become Test Captain
By CricShots - Jan 15, 2022 9:53 pm
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On Saturday, the Indian captain, Virat Kohli decided to resign from the Test captaincy as well. While the news has been pretty shocking for the cricketing fraternity, there is a big question that needs to be asked that wh will become the next captain of Team India in Tests. However, legendary Indian cricketer, Sunil Gavaskar reckons he would like Rishabh Pant to lead the team in the longest format.

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Virat Kohli

Veteran journalist, Nikhil Naz tweeted about the as he wrote: Sunny Gavaskar tells me on @IndiaToday: “if it were up to me, I would make Rishabh Pant the next test captain”.”

Formwer Indian cricketer, Suresh Raina seems to be in approval of the suggested as replying to the above tweet he wrote: “Very good idea @NikhilNaz bhai ! He will be good captain 👨‍✈️ agree with sunny bhai”.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) treasurer Arun Dhumal has confirmed that there is no doubt that Virat Kohli is the most successful Indian skipper and Indian cricket will continue to prosper under this mentorship and batting skills. Dhumal’s remarks came as Kohli stepped down as India’s Test captain after leading the side for seven years.

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Arun Dhumal said that Kohli could have continued Test captaincy for another two three years. As per the quotes in News18, he said, “Virat Kohli had no pressure from the BCCI or selectors to step down. It’s his decision and we respect that, but he could have carried on for another two to three years as captain.”

Virat Kohli led Team India in 68 Tests and out which he managed to churn out 40 wins, which is the most by any Indian captain.  Only Graeme Smith, Ricky Ponting, and Steve Waugh have won more matches than Kohli as captain in Test cricket. Kohli had first led the side in Test cricket in 2014 against Australia. 

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Filling the shoes of MS Dhoni was not going to be easy, but Virat Kohli led the team from the front and quickly cemented himself as one of the best thinkers the country has seen in the longest format of the game. The leadership also brought out the best in Kohli and it saw the batter registering seven double-centuries in the Test cricket. Kohli also holds the record for scoring most Test centuries (20) as India captain.

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