For now, Virat Kohli is one of the best batsmen in the World class cricket and the best captain India ever had. But in the perspective of the future, everything needs to be replaced and there are many players with the potential to don his shoes after Kohli retires from the captaincy and his cricket career. Here is a glance at a few of them.
- Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya is one of the crucial all-rounders for Indian team but he has no experience of donning the captaincy in any recognized tournament to date. He played 40 ODIs and 11 test matches for the country and did his best in every instance. Though he made silly mistakes sometimes, he is the preferred all-rounder for both the longest and limited over formats of Indian cricket for now. This 24-year old player stood as the match-winner in many occasions over years.
- Shreyas Iyer
This arrogant batsman appears the replica of Virat Kohli. He had a good experience as India A captain and in IPL 2018 he stood as the replacement for Gautam Gambhir to lead the Delhi DareDevils and made a decent performance for the team. He is one of the consistent players in the domestic teams and for India A. Though he is out of the national team, for now, he has all the opportunities to replace Virat Kohli when his time comes.
- Prithvi Shaw
He did a magnificent performance for the India A and slammed decent scores for Delhi Daredevils in IPL 2018. He got the national call-up to play the fifth test against England in the current tour. From 14 first-class games, he slammed seven hundred and amassed 1418 runs at an average of 56. He is the captain of the U19 team which lifted the world cup 2018. He is called as the replica of Sachin Tendulkar and experts are looking at him like the replacement to the Indian Captain Virat Kohli.