India’s World Test Championship success is Virat Kohli’s as much as Rohit Sharma’s

India’s World Test Championship success is Virat Kohli’s as much as Rohit Sharma’s

As Rohit Sharma gets ready to lead India in the 2021-23 World Test Championship final on Wednesday, ex-skipper Virat Kohli’s contributions should not be forgotten, writes Sarah Waris.

No team except for India had more than three captains in the second cycle of the World Test Championship. India had five, due to a number of reasons, varying from shock resignations, Covid, workload management and injuries. Virat Kohli captained India at the start of the edition, in seven Tests, before stepping down following the 2-1 loss in South Africa. Rohit Sharma was named his successor.

However, frequent injuries meant that he only managed to lead six games since being named full-time captain, all of which were in India. He misse

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