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Rohit Sharma or Ravichandran Ashwin should be stop-gap Test captain, says Dilip Vengsarkar

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Former Indian cricketer, Dilip Vengsarkar has said that both Rohit Sharma or Ravichandran Ashwin needs to be the stop-gap Take a look at captain of the nationwide staff. He additional added that KL Rahul, Shreyas Iyer and Rishabh Pant want one other 12 months earlier than getting appointed because the skipper of the Take a look at staff.

India misplaced the third and closing Take a look at in opposition to South Africa in Cape City, and suffered a 2-1 defeat to the hosts within the three-match red-ball collection. Quickly after the collection defeat in opposition to the Proteas, Virat Kohli introduced his choice to stop the Take a look at captaincy function with fast impact.  Kohli had already relinquished T20I captaincy after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup 2021, and later the 33-year-old was sacked from the ODI skipper function.

Rohit Sharma changed Kohli as India’s white-ball, whereas the middle-order batsman continued to guide the nationwide facet within the longest format of the sport. Following the resignation of Kohli from the Take a look at management, cricket consultants and followers prompt the names of Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul as Crew India’s skipper within the red-ball format.

In the meantime, Dilip Vengsarkar opined that both Rohit Sharma or Ravichandran Ashwin needs to be the stop-gap Take a look at captain of Crew India, whereas the facet grooms the long run skipper. The previous Indian cricketer additional added that KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Shreyas Iyer will not be but prepared for the captaincy function, they usually want one other one 12 months earlier than getting appointed because the skipper of the Take a look at staff.

“I might appoint Rohit or Ashwin as a stop-gap captain and groom the long run captain. Proper now, you want anyone with captaincy expertise and an assured place within the Take a look at facet. Rohit and Ashwin have established themselves in Take a look at cricket,” Vengsarkar advised TOI.

“Pant, Rahul, or Shreyas (Iyer) want one other 12 months earlier than they’ll be prepared for the job. Pant has proved his mettle, however must work on his shot-selection. Until then, both of them will be requested to captain India within the white-ball format, and be the vice-captain in Assessments. That methods, they’ll get to look at and discover ways to lead the Indian staff,” he added.

Dilip Vengsarkar was the chairman of the choice committee in 2007, and the panel appointed Anil Kumble as Take a look at captain for the collection in opposition to Pakistan, when consultants and followers thought MS Dhoni could be appointed because the skipper within the longest format of the sport. Vengsarkar said that Dhoni, who was then the white-ball captain of Crew India, acquired a possibility to study just a few issues by following Kumble intently.

“We wished to provide some extra time to Dhoni earlier than he took the Take a look at captaincy. He was already the white-ball captain, and we wished him to study just a few issues by following Kumble intently. Kumble led India fantastically in that interval,” he recalled.

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