Top Recommended Stories

BCCI to Officially Name Rohit Sharma as India’s New Test Captain After South Africa Tour: Report

India New Test Captain: BCCI will discuss fitness and workload-related issues with Rohit Sharma before going ahead and making the announcement. 

Updated: January 17, 2022 10:04 AM IST

By Sports Desk | Edited by Ankit Banerjee

Rohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma news, Rohit Sharma age, Rohit Sharmaupdates, Rohit SharmaTests, Rohit Sharma captain, Rohit Sharma ipl, KL Rahul, KL Rahul news, KL Rahul age, KL Rahul Tests, KL Rahul records, BCCI, BCCI News, India Test Captain, India's Next Test Captain, Team India, Cricket News, Ricky Ponting, Ricky Ponting News.
Rohit Sharma - New Test Captain

Mumbai: The word is that the Board of Control of Cricket in India (BCCI) will officially name Rohit Sharma as the Test captain of India. As per a report on InsideSport, the board will discuss fitness and workload-related issues with Rohit – who was made the Test vice-captain ahead of the SA tour – before going ahead and making the announcement.

Also Read:

“Without any doubt Rohit Sharma will be the new test captain of India. Rohit was named vice-captain before the South Africa series & will now be elevated as captain of the team. The announcement will be made soon”, declared top BCCI official to InsideSport.

You may like to read

“The workload will be immense. He need to keep himself very agile and fit. I think the selectors will have a word with him. He will have to work to extra-bit on his fitness”, said the BCCI official.

This will not come as a surprise as Rohit – India’s newly-appointed Test captain – would automatically be elevated once the captain left. There were reports suggesting that the Indian board was contemplating KL Rahul as a contender for the portfolio as well.

While the BCCI official reckoned that for the Indian board the tough call would be to pick the vice-captain. He also hinted that the next set of leaders like Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah and Rahul would all be groomed.

“The Vice-Captain will be India’s future leader. KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Jasprit Bumrah all are future leaders. The selectors need to groom them in a proper structured manner. Selectors need to make a big choice on who will be made the vice-captain of the Indian test team”, the BCCI official concluded.

For breaking news and live news updates, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter and Instagram. Read more on Latest Cricket News on