Wriddhiman Saha Has His Say On Who Should Replace Virat Kohli As India's Next Test Skipper

Updated - 11 Feb 2022, 09:14 PM

Wriddhiman Saha, ICC World Test Championship final
Wriddhiman Saha (Image Credit: Twitter)

Veteran Indian wicketkeeper-batsman Wriddhiman Saha has shared his opinion on India’s next Test skipper. Virat Kohli stepped down as India’s Test skipper after the team’s loss against South Africa in the Test series. Since then India have been searching for their next Test skipper. 

Rohit Sharma being the full-time white-ball skipper is ahead in the race. Saha also thinks that Rohit being the senior player in the side should be given the responsibility in the future. 

Rohit Sharma Is A Little Ahead In The Race: Wriddhiman Saha

Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli
Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, Virat Kohli. Image-Twitter

“It has been Rohit Sharma in absence of Virat Kohli all the time, so I feel he is a little ahead in the race. I know KL Rahul also led in a few ODIs. The decision, of course, lies with the selectors and the team management,” said Saha when asked about India’s next Test skipper.

India play their next Test series at home against Sri Lanka. The series starts on February 25. Ahead of the series, the BCCI has the job of naming the next Test skipper of the side. 

The poor form of Ajinkya Rahane and Cheteshwar Pujara have ruled out the possibility of either of them being named the captain. Rahane’s recent comments have also sparked a debate on his future with the Indian cricket team. 

Ajinkya Rahane
Ajinkya Rahane. Image-Twitter

“I know what I’ve done there. I don’t need to tell anyone. That’s not my nature to go and take credit. Yes, there were some things that I took the decisions on the field or in the dressing room but someone else took the credit for it,” Rahane said in an episode of Backstage With Boria hinting that he was not given due credit for helping India win the Border-Gavaskar series against Australia in 2021.

“From my end, I knew what decisions I took on the field and what decisions I took on my instincts. Yes, we talked with the management too but I used to laugh about it, that is what I did on the field, I never talk much about myself or praise myself. But what I did there, I knew,” Rahane further said.

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