Virat Kohli shocked the cricketing world and fandom after quitting as India’s Test captain on January 15, 2022, in a heartfelt message on social media. It was a shocking development coming from someone who has taken the Indian team to new heights in his tenure as captain.
Kohli took over as India Test captain in 2014-15 on a tour of Australia when MS Dhoni stepped down as leader in the middle of the Test series. Since taking over as captain, Kohli led the Indian team to a Test series win in Sri Lanka, West Indies, and a historic maiden Test series win in Australia in 2018-19.
His captaincy tenure came to an end with a 1-2 Test series loss against South Africa and just before the start of a bumper home season. He stepped down as India Test captain after 40 wins in 68 Test matches.
Now the BCCI will need to name a new Test captain beginning from the home Sri Lanka series and keeping this in mind, TEAM COC suggests 5 possible Team India Test captaincy candidates.