Ricky Ponting: The BCCI has not yet announced the captaincy of the Indian Test team following the resignation of Virat Kohli. India will play a limited overs series against the West Indies in February.
Ricky Ponting: The BCCI has not yet announced the captaincy of the Indian Test team following the resignation of Virat Kohli. India will play a limited overs series against the West Indies in February. The board may then announce the name of the Test captain ahead of the Test series against Sri Lanka. There are many names in the next Test captain race. Rohit Sharma, the captain of the India limited overs team, is at the forefront. Along with Rohit, the names of KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant are also heard. Many, however, defended Rohit’s name. Ricky Ponting, now one of Australia’s most successful captains, has also backed Rohit.
Ponting is currently the coach of IPL team Delhi Capitals. He has previously worked with Rohit in Mumbai Indians. After Ponting stepped down as captain in 2013, Rohit was appointed Mumbai captain. His name was suggested by Ponting. Now he has once again expressed support for his ex-partner.
Ponting said Rohit’s success as Mumbai Indians captain was a testament to his success as a captain. He said in an interview to the ICC, “Rohit has proved to be a successful captain. He was very successful on a few occasions when he captained Team India. Need to get the captaincy while at the top of the game. Everyone can understand his performance in the last two-three years. The BCCI needs to clarify whether it wants different captains or the same captain in all formats ”.
Ponting said this while giving the captaincy to Ajinkya Rahane, who was the vice-captain at the time of Virat. “Honestly I worked with Ajinkya. He is an amazing man. Top player. But he has not done well with the bat in Tests in recent times. However, he played very well in the Test series in Australia. “