New Delhi: Due to not winning ICC tournaments, questions are being raised about the captaincy of Team India captain Virat Kohli. Looking at the current situation, this point also seems to have merit. Let us tell you that Virat Kohli is one of the best players in the world in the current era, but he has failed in captaincy. So far, Virat Kohli has not been able to win a single ICC tournament trophy to Team India. Not only this, Kohli has also been able to win the IPL trophy even once. Talking about Test cricket, there are 3 such players who can become captain instead of Virat Kohli.
Team India’s ODI and T20 vice-captain Rohit Sharma is a big contender to become the captain of the Test team. Often it is about Virat Kohli vs Rohit Sharma for ODI cricket. If the team management gives Rohit Sharma a chance to captain in Tests, then he can prove to be a hit. Under the captaincy of Rohit Sharma, the team of Mumbai Indians has won the IPL title 5 times.
Ajinkya Rahane can prove to be a better captain for Team India than Virat Kohli. In the first Test match played in Adelaide on Australian soil last year, the Indian team was all out for just 36 runs in the second innings against Australia. Mark Waugh and Ricky Ponting said that without veteran players like Virat Kohli and Mohammed Shami, Team India will not be able to counterattack.
But Ajinkya Rahane did not pay attention to the Australian mind game and Team India made a tremendous comeback in Melbourne under the captaincy of Rahane. Team India landed in Melbourne Test in the absence of star players. New captain Ajinkya Rahane, leading Team India from the front, scored a brilliant century in Melbourne. After this India won the Test series 2-1 against Australia.
Ajinkya Rahane holds a better record overseas than Virat Kohli as a batsman. Ajinkya Rahane has leadership skills along with batting. In the last few years, Ajinkya Rahane has played many brilliant innings in Test cricket, which has saved the honor of Team India. Most of Rahane’s innings have come in countries like Australia, England and South Africa.
Let us inform that under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, the Indian team has played 63 Test matches, out of which 37 were won, 15 were lost and 11 matches were drawn. If we talk about Ajinkya Rahane, then he has captained Team India in 5 Test matches, out of which India has won 4 matches, while 1 match was drawn. The special thing is that India has not faced defeat even once under the captaincy of Rahane.
Team India’s legendary off-spin bowler Ravichandran Ashwin can also be given the command of the Test team. Ravichandran Ashwin has a lot of experience. In such a situation, if the team management gives him the responsibility of captaincy, then Ravichandran Ashwin has the power to take Team India to new heights under his captaincy. Ravichandran Ashwin is considered to be the best off-spinner not only of India but of the world. He completed 400 wickets in his Test career against England in February this year. Ravichandran Ashwin is the second highest wicket-taker for India in Test cricket after Anil Kumble and Harbhajan Singh. After great spinner Muttiah Muralitharan, spinner Ashwin is the fastest to take 400 wickets.