India beat South Africa by 113 runs in the first Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion after a captaincy dispute.
India beat South Africa by 113 runs in the first Test at SuperSport Park in Centurion after a captaincy dispute. The team, including captain Virat Kohli, was showered with praises. A day later, chief selector Chetan Sharma announced the 18-man India ODI squad, once again bringing the captaincy controversy to the fore. ODI captain Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the squad due to injury. With this, KL Rahul has been selected as the captain and Bumrah as the vice-captain for the ODI series against South Africa. Despite Kohli being in the squad, the Indian selection committee kept faith in KL Rahul.
Former players are responding to this. Former Pakistan captain Salman Butt said there was nothing wrong with the selection committee’s decision. Butt praised the policy of the Board of Control for Cricket in India. “Virat Kohli will no longer lead the team. Since he is no longer the captain of the team, they (management) select the vice-captain as the stand-in captain. The BCCI knows who can lead the team in the future. Rahul also captained the team in the IPL, ”the former Pakistan opener said in response to a question from a fan on his YouTube channel.
Butt said that Team India is following the same pattern of training youngsters for captaincy. “This is the pattern in Indian cricket. Whenever possible, they test young people. So, I think this is a good opportunity for KL Rahul, ”he said. “We have seen this even during the MS Dhoni era. Whenever India confronts small nations, he hands over the captaincy to the youth. ” Explained. Apart from handing over the captaincy to Rahul, the Indian selectors have decided to make seam-bowling sensation Jaspreet Bumra the vice-captain for the ODI series against South Africa.
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