No name discussed yet: BCCI official on Kohli’s replacement as Test captain
Virat Kohli stepped down as the Test captain a day after India lost the 3rd Test vs South Africa in Cape Town on Saturday
Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are among the frontrunners for the role
A top BCCI official has said that “no name has been discussed yet”
Since Virat Kohli stepped down as India’s Test captain on Saturday, a day after the defeat to South Africa in the third Test in Cape Town to seal a 2-1 series loss, there has been a lot of speculation over who his successor will be.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) now has a big decision to make as they will have to appoint a new Test captain. Kohli has left some big boots to fill as he leaves as India’s most successful captain in the longest format, leading the country to a number of unprecedented achievements – like winning a maiden Test series in Australia.
Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are among the frontrunners for the role, with the likes of Ravichandran Ashwin, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah among the dark horses that could be named as India’s next Test captain.
However, a top BCCI official told NDTV that “no name has been discussed yet” and that the governing body has “enough time to decide” who will take over as the Test captain. The official insisted that Sharma is the designated vice-captain and that the selectors will discuss all options before making the final call.