Former Pakistan cricketer Salman Butt has reacted to the captaincy of the Indian Test team. He believes that there is very little chance of Rohit Sharma coming in place of Virat Kohli in Test captaincy. Recently, Rohit Sharma was given the captaincy of the ODI team. The 34-year-old Indian opener was appointed the new captain of the T20 team after the ICC T20 World Cup.
Salman Butt said on this issue that if the Board of Control for Cricket in India appoints Rohit as the captain in red ball cricket, then the reports of a tussle between Kohli and Rohit will be proved right. The 37-year-old former Pakistani cricketer while talking on his YouTube channel said, “I don’t think this should happen. It won’t bode well for anyone, but I can’t say whether it will happen or not.”
He further said, “If this happens it will be clear that there is a difference of opinion between Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma and they will not be able to stay together for long. There can be no reason why the leadership should be taken away from the captain as he has won the most Test matches for India overseas. One series cannot question his captaincy. I don’t think that will happen. If this happens then it is harmful for cricket.
It is noteworthy that the 33-year-old Indian Test team captain has a tremendous record in the long format of cricket. Virat Kohli has led Team India in 66 Test matches, winning 39, losing 16 and drawing 11. He holds the record for most wins by an Indian captain in Tests, with MS Dhoni second with 27 wins.
Apart from this, when it comes to winning Test matches on foreign soil, Kohli has won 15 matches, while Sourav Ganguly has 11 Test matches to his name.