Now that the dust of transition has settled down which included the former captain Virat Kohli and coach Ravi Shastri, the Indian team is beginning to look formidable once again, this time though under the leadership of Rohit Sharma. The player has won accolades for his tactical decision making and many believe that he is the right heir of Virat Kohli.
Speaking to Cricinfo, former Indian opener Wasim Jaffer is of the view that Sharma can surpass the captaincy record held by Virat Kohli. The former Indian captain has won a staggering 40 test matches out of 68 including the famous maiden victory on the Australian soil on the 2018 – 2019 tour.
Rohit Sharma can become a better Test captain than Virat Kohli. Don’t know how many Tests he will captain, but tactically I feel he is one of the best captains and we are seeing the results of how they have whitewashed each series. It feels like the captaincy has come in the hands of the right captain.” said Wasim Jaffer to EspnCricinfo
While cricket analyst Aakash Chopra said a few days ago that India will have a hard time qualifying this time for the WTC final, Jaffer is of the opinion that the team should not have any problem in acquiring its berth for the final. India had high hopes of conquering the final frontier in South Africa this time, but the team lost badly by 2 – 1.
“However, if all players are fit and if we play consistently as Australia is going to come later, then I don’t think it (qualifying for WTC Final) should be a problem.” Jaffer added.
India does hot have too many tests this calendar year as the BCCI has deliberately decided to have more shorter-format games in order to be well-prepared for the 2022 T20 World cup in Australia. After a thumping victory over Sri Lanka by 2- 0, India has moved to the fourth spot in the WTC points table.