Steve Smith Hails Virat Kohli; Names Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul as Favourites to Become India’s Next Test Captain
India's Next Test Captain: While naming Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, Smith also hailed ex-India Test captain Virat Kohli for leading the side well over the past seven years.
Adelaide: It is no secret that Steve Smith loves to interact with his fans as and when he finds time. Recently, during an Instagram Q & A session, he was asked who according to him would become India’s next Test captain. While naming Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul, Smith also hailed ex-India Test captain Virat Kohli for leading the side well over the past seven years.
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“Firstly, congratulations to Virat. He’s led the Indian team superbly well for last six or seven years. He has done a terrific job,” Smith’s response to the fan question.
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Smith said: “Looking forward, I would say probably Rohit or KL [Rahul] are the two favourites.”
Meanwhile, multiple reports suggest that Rohit Sharma – who has recently been appointed the white-ball captain – is the favourite to take over from Kohli. There are also reports suggesting that KL Rahul could also be considered because Rohit is injury-prone.
It would be interesting to see who is made the Test captain of the side.
After the drubbing in South Africa, India gets ready to host West Indies for a limited-overs series. Rohit, who missed out on the South Africa tour, is set to return to the side as captain.
Earlier, Kohli shocked one and all when he resigned as the Test captain of the side a day after India lost the Test series against South Africa. Earlier, Kohli had stepped down as the T20 skipper and was then sacked as the ODI captain. In the upcoming series against West Indies, eyes would be on Kohli.
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