Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the South Africa ODI series due to a muscle injury. He was replaced by KL Rahul as captain.
Team India has been announced for the ODI series between India and South Africa starting January 19. With Rohit Sharma fully recovering from a hamstring injury, KL Rahul’s captaincy for Team India in the ODI series is big news.
Chief selector Chetan Sharma said he did not want to take any risk on Rohit Sharma, so KL Rahul would take over the Team India command in South Africa, where the selectors and team management have a lot of confidence. Chetan Sharma also told KL Rahul that Rohit Sharma is his successor.
After announcing the appointment of Rahul as captain, Chetan Sharma said, ‘We have faith in KL Rahul’s captaincy. He also proved his captaincy. We are preparing KL Rahul for the captaincy. Proved his leadership ability.
Chetan Sharma said that KL Rahul is a player who plays in all three formats except Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Rahul scored a magnificent century in the first Test of the tour of South Africa, on the basis of which Team India won the first Test at Centurion.