Team India pacer Jasprit Bumrah has stated that it would be an honour if he gets an opportunity to lead the Indian team in the near future. With Virat Kohli no longer captain in any of the three formats, Rohit Sharma is likely to take over the mantle when fit. In his absence, KL Rahul has been named captain for the one-dayers in South Africa while Bumrah has been picked as vice-captain.
It has been a little over 24 hours since Virat Kohli shocked the entire cricket fraternity by announcing his decision to step down as the test skipper of the Indian cricket team. Still, reactions from past and present cricketers keep pouring in, both congratulating him for a successful tenure as well as expressing their surprise over the bolt from blue they received on a fine Saturday evening. And why not, we are talking about one of the finest ever captains in the longest format.
England Test skipper Joe Root on Sunday asserted that he believes he is the right man to take England forward in the longer format of the game. The under-fire cricketer made the comments after the visitors went down to Australia by 146 runs in the final Ashes Test in Hobart, thus losing the Ashes series 4-0. Set to chase 271 for victory, England crumbled from 68 for no loss to 124 in yet another pathetic batting display.
A day after India lost the Test series to South Africa following a seven-wicket defeat in Cape Town, Virat Kohli quit as the team’s Test captain. The Test series against an inexperienced Proteas outfit was seen by many as India’s best chance to win a Test series in South Africa. However, while India won in Centurion, they went down in Johannesburg and failed to get their act right at Newlands as well.
India Test captain Virat Kohli refused to divulge anything about the future of struggling senior batters Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane following India’s 2-1 series loss to South Africa on Friday. Asked about what would happen to the two now that they have failed in another series, Kohli stated that it will be the selectors who will take the call.