Virat Kohli resigned from the Test captaincy on Saturday (January 15), the very next day after losing the three-Test series 1-2 in South Africa. In such a case, the argument about who will be the team's next captain has begun. Veterans and fans believe that Rohit Sharma should be given command of the Test team in place of Kohli, but several facts are not in Rohit's favor.
There are several factors, such as Rohit Sharma's advancing age, which make it harder for him to win the Test captaincy. If this occurs, KL Rahul will be named as the number two batsman, followed by wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant. Let us know which facts go against Rohit.
In place of Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma has been named captain of the T20 and ODI teams. Right now, the BCCI's whole focus is on the 2023 ODI World Cup. Rohit has now been given the task of enhancing the Indian team's performance in ODIs and T20s. In such a circumstance, BCCI would prefer not to add to his workload by assigning him the captaincy of the Test.
In April of this year, Rohit Sharma will turn 35. In addition, he is a year older than Virat Kohli. Kohli was 26 years old when he was named Test captain. Rohit will be 37 years old in April 2024. As a player, this is the age at which you can retire at any moment. The player can only play till he or she is 40 or 41 years old. That is if he continues to give greater performances while maintaining high fitness.
When compared to limited-overs cricket, test cricket is an entirely different game. Test cricket is the only preoccupation of true cricket fans. In this situation, all cricket boards believe that the Test captain should be someone who can lead the team for a long time. If this is also taken into account, Rohit does not fit in.