KL Rahul to be vice-captain for South Africa Test Series: IND vs SA test match, The Indian cricket team is currently on a tour of South Africa where it has to play a series of three Tests and three ODIs. But before that India’s vice-captain, Rohit Sharma was ruled out of the Test series due to injury.
IND vs SA Test match – As such, the post of Vice-Captain remained vacant. But now the news is coming that the responsibility of vice-captaincy has been handed over to Lokesh Rahul.
According to BCCI sources, this has been confirmed on Saturday. In IND vs SA test series, Rohit Sharma had a muscle strain, due to which he was ruled out of this series itself. Let us tell you that the current opener of India, Lokesh Rahul has played a total of 40 matches in his Test career so far.
The 29-year-old veteran cricketer has scored a total of 2321 runs in this format at an average of 35.16 with the help of 6 centuries. Lokesh Rahul is being seen as the future captain of the Indian cricket team in the IND vs SA test series. In such a situation, the BCCI official confirmed this and said that Lokesh Ahul is being made the vice-captain for the three-Test series on the South Africa tour.
PTI-Bhasha had reported on December 13 that Lokesh Rahul is at the forefront of this list. Rohit Sharma was announced as the Test vice-captain in place of Ajinkya Rahane on this tour of South Africa, but he was ruled out of the Test series due to a strain on his muscles during the net level in Mumbai before this tour of South Africa has gone.
In such a situation, it may take about three to four weeks for Rohit Sharma to recover. So the selectors thought or thought that giving the responsibility of vice-captain once again to Ajinkya Rahane could be very difficult as it was not completely sure whether he is part of the playing XI or not.
Although Rishabh Pant could have been given the responsibility of captaincy, according to the selector, it would have been too early to hand over this responsibility to him. In such a situation, he gave Lokesh Rahul to fulfill this responsibility because he has been continuously in the playing XI.
The team has a strong batting line-up and after Virat Kohli, he can also handle the responsibility of captaining the Indian team for a long time. That is why this responsibility has been given on his shoulders. Not only this, but the discussions of Lokesh Rahul becoming the captain of the new team in IPL are also in full swing.