The shocking decision of Virat Kohli surprised everyone. After relinquishing the captaincy, the journey of Virat Kohli has now remained only till the batting. Recent six months, things have not gone well for Virat Kohli, first ODI captaincy and then Test captaincy.
After taking over the captaincy post from Dhoni in 2014, Virat Kohli ushered in an era that will be discussed for decades and years to come. As a captain, Virat Kohli was part of a team that was already divided.
So it was not easy to lead the side with two mindsets but Kohli did exceptional work under the captaincy at home or even in overseas conditions. Having said that, let’s take a look at the three players who will ideal replacements for Virat Kohli in Test Cricket as skippers.
Gill who made headlines in 2018 after the stellar performance in the u-19 world cup has become the regular choice of the player after some impactful performance in the past year.
Right-hander, a 91 run knock against Australia last year depicts his abilities. Right now, he’s young and has a bright future ahead if sustains his good form in red-ball cricket. Gill is aggressive by nature and hard hitter of the ball and likes to perform under uncertainties.
Under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, there were some harsh decisions and one of them was Ashwin’s career had sidelined for some time. Now Virat has stepped down, the team needs the impact and experienced player to lead the team from the front.
In such a situation, Ashwin looks like an ideal replacement for Virat Kohli in Test cricket. We have witnessed the captaincy of great Anil Kumble in his career. Still, Ashwin has a lot of cricket left and the team needs a template where the skipper has to be mature enough.
Between Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, it’s early to appoint Rohit Sharma as test captain. Rohit has already been appointed as T20 and ODI captain so it would be early to give him Test captaincy. With many options in the slot, KL Rahul – selectors have the eye over Karnataka batsman as skipper in red-ball cricket.