Former Indian Test captain Virat Kohli has turned down an offer from BCCI to play a farewell Test as a captain. This match could have been Kohli’s 100th Test for Indian cricket team. Kohli announced his decision to step down as Indian Test captain on Saturday, which came as a shock to the cricketing world. The last Test for Kohli ended in a very terrible defeat when South Africa defeated India.
A senior BCCI official offered a farewell match as Test captain but Kohli turned down the offer. He said that One match makes no difference and that is how I am. BCCI now has to come up with a new leader for red-ball format. As India has no Test lined up until late February so BCCI and selectors are not in any hurry to decide Kohli’s successor. Although Rohit Sharma has replaced Kohli in the white-ball format but it won’t be the case in the longer format. Rohit Sharma may not be able to balance the workload of all the three formats so selectors have to come up with a new name. There are few options which include KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant but both these players are inexperienced.