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Virat Kohli’s childhood coach Rajkumar Sharma has opined that the real test of new Indian all-format captain Rohit Sharma will be in SENA countries.

Rohit Sharma had replaced Virat Kohli as white-ball captain last year and he was recently appointed as the new Test captain of the Indian team ahead of the two-match Test series against Sri Lanka National Cricket Team.

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Virat Kohli's Childhood Coach Rajkumar Sharma Feels The Real Test Of Rohit Sharma As Captain Will Be In SENA

Speaking on the YouTube channel Khelneeti, Rajkumar Sharma, said that leading the team in SENA will be the real test for Rohit as the strongest teams struggle when they tour India.

Rohit Sharma with Asia Cup 2018 trophy. Photo- Getty
Rohit Sharma with Asia Cup 2018 trophy. Photo- Getty

He added that an Indian skipper is judged based on his performance in overseas tours and he was hoping that Rohit continues his brilliance as a skipper in the SENA countries.

“Sharma’s real test will be in SENA countries. Even the strongest teams struggle when they come to India. An Indian captain is often judged on the number of matches and series he wins in SENA countries.

“Sharma’s tenure has started on a brilliant note and the team has done well under him so far. I hope he leads the team like this in overseas conditions as well,” Rajkumar Sharma said.

Rohit Sharma
Rohit Sharma. Image- Twitter

Notably, Rohit has been undefeated since becoming full-time captain of the Indian team. Under his leadership, India recently won three-match T20I & ODI series against West Indies by 3-0.

Virat Kohli remained the vice-captain for a long time under MS Dhoni and got to learn – Rajkumar Sharma

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MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli[photo: Twitter]
Rajkumar Sharma added that the Indian team management can’t groom 4-5 players at once for the captaincy under Rohit and they need to choose one player who can play for a long time for India. He mentioned that the former captain Virat Kohli had remained deputy of MS Dhoni for a long time before eventually becoming all-format captain of the team.

“You cannot try and groom 4-5 players at once for the captaincy. Virat Kohli remained the vice-captain for a long time under MS Dhoni and got to learn a lot from him.

“Similarly, you need to choose a player who you think can play for India for a long time in all three formats. If you are appointing three vice-captains for three formats, then you should have three different captains who can groom them,” he mainatined.

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