Indian cricket has always had a lot of exuberant fans. Each and every single one of the cricketing formats of the game has a lot of fan following.
Moreover, India’s upcoming test at Mohali, Punjab, has been in the news for quite some time now. One reason is the curb on the presence of fans in the stadium. Furthermore, the biggest reason is that it is going to be a big milestone day.
Now, talking about the milestones, it is Rohit Sharma‘s first Test Series as a captain.
Rohit Sharma took the captain’s hat after Virat Kohli stepped down as the Test Captain. Virat Kohli stepped down as captain and made the announcement on 15th January.
Kohli for sure left the cricketing world in shock with this announcement.
Moreover, some even say the decision was due to the controversy with the Board Of Control For Cricket In India(BCCI).
Furthermore, this Test Series will be his 100th Test Match talking about Kohli. What better way to celebrate 100 tests than in your own country.
With the public getting restricted from entering the stadium, the fans showed their disappointment. Everyone wants to be present for this epic day. Kohli has scored 7962 runs over the span of 99 Tests. He has maintained an average of 50.39 with 27 centuries to his name.
Kohli and Shamra are the crowd favorites with the majority. Their batting performances during crucial matches have always been the ray of hope for all the Indian fans.
People nowadays are also asking the question of “Are Virat and Rohit in a rift?”
The answer is not that sure, but both the players have answered multiple times with a plain “No.”
Rohit Sharma has been a part of the Indian squad for a long time. Virat Kohli came sometime later. Kohli always gets the upper hand, even though both of them are great players.
Before Rohit Sharma could find his drift and perform consistently, Kohli became the poster boy. Virat Kohli’s love for fitness and no-nonsense attitude has always given him an edge.
Relieved of all-format captaincy, Virat Kohli is now seen batting in the nets with the same aggressive look and body language to him.
Rohit Sharma, on the other hand, has a lot of pressure on his shoulders. He has to make sure that the team performs and that he fulfills his duties as captain. Furthermore, fans expect Rohit Sharma to push the team as a captain in order to win matches and tournaments.
It seems like both Sharma and Dravid have a lot of work cut out for them.
Will there be some difference in the playing style? Or will the Indian team do wonders?