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New Delhi: Virat Kohli’s decision of stepping down from Test Captaincy of the Indian national cricket team has received a lot of opinions from around the world, and everyone seems to have one question in mind that is, who will be the successor of the Kohli?
With Rohit Sharma being the vice-captain, he seems to be the most obvious choice, given the fact that he is currently heading the team in white-ball as well. But the frequent injuries can become trouble for the hit-man as it has caused inconsistency and that is definitely not what the India cricket regime would want at this point in the team.
Although, KL Rahul was not even a part of the team six months back and he knows it himself (as he mentioned in an interview) but recently, he has been benefitting a lot from the injuries of Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli and this can be another such chance. When Rohit suffered an injury, Rahul became the vice-captain in the first and third Test and Captained the second Test against South Africa when Virat suffered a back spasm.
Rahul will also be leading India in the ODI series against South Africa as Sharma is still unfit to play, and this seems like the perfect time for him to show his form as he did in the first innings of the Test series hitting a hundred against the Proteas to help India mark victory.
Cheteshwar Puajra and Ajinkya Rahane
The duo of veteran cricketers have chosen the worst time to lose form as this transition phase could have given them what every cricketer dreams of. Ajinkya Rahane, the leader of India’s Memorable Test win in Brisbane last year, could have fancied his chances had he scored some big scores on field lately. Pujara, a senior player in the team, have also not been able to play his role efficiently and currently, the pair is struggling to even keep their place in the team.
Who will sit next to Rahul Dravid is a question that many ponder at this moment but the answer will come when India will play the next Test series against Sri Lanka next month.