After Indian captain Rohit Sharma tested positive for covid 19, BCCI is also troubled about who would lead team India in the upcoming IND vs ENG fifth and the final test match.
While tweeple have been wanting to see former skipper Virat Kohli to finish what he started, the name of Jasprit Bumrah has been making it to the headlines lately, and if Bumrah is appointed as the Indian captain for the India tour of England, it would be after 32 that an Indian fast bowler would be seen leading the India side in test cricket.
The first World Cup winning Indian captain Kapil Dev was the last Indian fast bowler to Indian side in international Test cricket. Hence, it will be interesting to see whether Jasprit Bumrah can also achieve this milestone or not. However, this perspective also throws light on the fact that India has had five different captains in the last five tours.
It was Virat Kohli who led team India in the India vs South Africa test series, followed by KL Rahul taking over the captaincy for the India vs South Africa one Day Internationals. Both the series were a disaster for India and later Virat Kohli had even left the last remaining Test captaincy.
However, Rohit Sharma was later announced as the India captain in all formats. And the skipper led the men in blue for the India vs Sri Lanka in T20 and Test series and also India vs West Indies T20 and ODI series. Both of these tours were very successful for India and Rohit Sharma had an amazing kick start to his captaincy career.
Later Rishabh Pant took over the Indian captaincy in absence of senior players and captain Rohit Sharma, for the India vs South Africa T20 series. The series was draw after rain interrupted the last match. And now its Hardik Pandya leading men in blue for the IND vs IRE T20 series being played in Dublin.