The heat has not yet subsided in Indian cricket. Recently, India’s Test captain Virat Kohli and the country’s cricket board chief Sourav Ganguly have been seen taking a stand on the issue of stepping down.
Before leaving for the World Twenty20, Virat Kohli announced that he would be leaving India’s lead in the T20 edition. And so it was certain that Rohit Sharma would get the captaincy in his place. As expected, Rohit led Team India in the T20 series against New Zealand on home soil after the World Cup. However, after that Kohli was removed and Rohit was given the leadership of ODIs. With which the water did not become less turbid.
Meanwhile, India will face South Africa in the ODI series after the ongoing Test series. However, the injured ODI captain Rohit Sharma is not fit yet. Meanwhile, India’s ODI squad could be announced soon.
It is learned that if Rohit could not recover before the announcement of the team, the question has arisen as to who will be the captain in his place. Lokesh Rahul is leading in this race. If Rohit does not recover, Rahul is more likely to be the captain. As Rohit is not in the Test series, Rahul has been given the responsibility of co-captaincy. Recently, Rahul is in great form with the bat. He also scored a century in the recently concluded Centurion Test.
On the other hand, Rohit is undergoing treatment for a hamstring injury. It is learned that the Indian board will wait for him till the last moment. Meanwhile, the ODI series is starting from January 19. The last two matches are on January 21 and 23.
On September 18, Virat Kohli announced his resignation from the leadership of the T20 format. In a tweet, he announced that India would relinquish the captaincy in this format after the T20 World Cup. “Thinking about my pressure, playing in three formats again as captain, the last 4-5 years are going to be a little harder for me,” Kohli tweeted. All the time I have tried to give the best to the team. Now it seems I need a little break. So after the World Cup, I will no longer lead India in T20. I will be with the team as a batsman.
Meanwhile, Virat Kohli’s India lost by a huge margin of 113 runs to the hosts in the first match of the three-match Test series in South Africa. Playing at the target of 305 runs given by India, the Proteas stopped at 191 runs in the second innings.
The win gave India a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. The next two matches of the series will be played on January 3 and January 11.
Earlier, the hosts scored 198 runs in the first innings. India scored 326 in their first innings on Lokesh Rahul’s century. Team India scored 184 runs in the second innings.