Harbhajan Singh
Harbhajan Singh. Image-Twitter.

Former Indian cricketer Harbhajan Singh believes that a bowler is more than capable of captaining a team and if Rohit Sharma cannot be the captain in all three formats, it should certainly be Jasprit Bumrah taking over in Tests.

Since Virat Kohli stepped down as the Test captain after the series loss to South Africa, the BCCI is weighing the other options and will announce the new skipper before Sri Lanka visits India next month. Among the candidates, Rohit and Bumrah are the clear frontrunners.

Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah
Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah. (Photo: Twitter)

According to me, Rohit should be the captain of all three formats. If he is totally fit then he should captain all three formats. If Rohit feels that he doesn’t want to captain all three formats. Then in Test cricket, I am on Bumrah’s side. He should be given the captaincy because a fast bowler is always thought that they think too big,” Harbhajan told Sports Tak.

“Why can’t a bowler be a captain?” – Harbhajan Singh

Australia recently changed the norm and handed over the Test captaincy to fast bowler, Pat Cummins. He has been successful so far, having led the team to 3 wins in four matches in the Ashes. Similarly, Bumrah can also lead the side if the need arises.

Virat Kohli-Jasprit Bumrah
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Kapil Dev was also a bowler. Why can’t a bowler be captain? I want to know this. Among match-winners in Team India, Bumrah is better than them. How many matches Bumrah has won us, probably only one bowler has done that. So Bumrah for Test cricket captaincy if Rohit is not available,” Harbhajan added.

For now, Rohit is the captain in white-ball formats while KL Rahul is his deputy.

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