It was January, 2022 when Virat Kohli gave a sudden hault to his captaincy career after agreeing to quit from the limited-overs captaincy.
India’s white side was captain-less as Rohit Sharma’s involvement was less in the Test squad for some years.
Team India with a long duration of discussions agreed to appoint Rohit Sharma as the official captain, along with Jasprit Bumrah as his deputy.
Wonders didn’t stop there as KL Rahul as asked to lead the side after Rohit’s unavailability in South Africa, and ultimately India lost the series.
Thereafter, Rohit’s fierce captaincy won all the T20I games consecutively and the Sri Lanka Test was a success too. Rohit Sharma initiated well after leading his domestic franchise Mumbai Indians in the Indian Premier League.
Rohit Sharma rested or got injured in many places to which KL Rahul was asked to lead again, and India was hanging between these two skippers.
But when KL Rahul’s groin injury came to serious discomfort, Rishabh Pant joined the captaincy list and India found themselves with 4th captain of the year.
Ireland series was meant to give opportunities to the youngsters to which the comeback hero and IPL winning captain Hardik Pandya took the chance to not only play but to wear the captaincy role and becoming 5th Indian captain in the same year 2022.
With so many captains the blue has achieved, Jasprit Bumrah is set to become another skipper for the team and this time against the tough England.
Rahul Dravid will be jinxing with Bumrah for the strategical plans as Bumrah will be an Indian pacer to lead the blue side after 35 long years. The last time a pacer led team India was in 1987 when Kapil Dev was the World Cup winning captain for team India.
Virat Kohli’s sudden exit from the role of captaincy might have aided the veteran to come back in form or take some less pressure for the sake of play but surely has haunted team India and its management to come at a proper decision.