MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli have arguably been the two most successful captains of the Indian Cricket team. India reached the helm of the cricketing World under these two natural leaders. Several players made their international debut during the era of MS Dhoni’s captaincy but actually rose to a better version of them under the captaincy of the last skipper Virat Kohli. Go through the end and know who are these star players :
1) Jasprit Bumrah:
If Team India boasts one of the most potent Test bowling assaults in the world, Jasprit Bumrah has been instrumental in its development. Bumrah has come a long way since making his Test debut under Dhoni in the 2015-16 Australia series, taking 123 wickets in 29 Test matches. He has served as the bowling unit’s commander and is not afraid of a challenge. Bumrah has seven five-wicket hauls and has won multiple matches for India under Kohli’s management. He has played most of his matches for Virat Kohli, and with 113 wickets in 70 games, he has also established himself as one of the top death bowlers. He has been chosen as the Team’s vice-captain ahead of India’s ODI series against South Africa. Virat Kohli’s aggressive approach structured Bumrah’s career brilliantly, allowing him to bowl with more freedom.
2) KL Rahul:
KL Rahul visited Australia with the Indian Test squad in 2014 under Dhoni’s captaincy. Technically adept, he was picked for the Indian team and was successful. Rahul scored a wonderful century in his maiden series when Virat Kohli was smashing hundreds like candy. He was dropped following a streak of bad performances. Despite being on the limited-overs side, he was dropped from the Test side. But Kohli stuck by him. As the side’s reserve opener. Rahul started the Test series against England. His confidence and discipline helped him win matches for the squad. Kohli’s faith in Rahul has undoubtedly aided his ascent.
3) Ravindra Jadeja:
After a terrible 2009 World T20, Ravindra Jadeja was the target of enraged Indian supporters. The youngster’s 2009-10 season went awry, but he had enormous support from his captain MS Dhoni. He emerged as a true allrounder under Kohli’s captaincy in India’s 2019 WC campaign and has since then never looked back, he recently got appointed as CSK’s captain. The current Chennai captain has worked specifically on his batting and is turning into a genuine superstar for the Indian cricket team.
4) Mohammed Shami:
Shami debuted for India in 2013 under MS Dhoni and always had the capacity to be a terrific bowler. A great seam position, he was considered India’s next big thing. Despite this, he was inconsistent in his bowling and went for a few runs late in the innings. Shami became a different bowler under Virat Kohli’s leadership, bowling fast and accurate. He looked fitter than ever and began to be a fantastic bowler for India in all forms. Shami’s stature increased and he now performs the yorkers perfectly. Shami is an essential component of India’s Test fast bowling trio under Kohli.
5) Ajinkya Rahane:
After the retirement of legends like VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid, the Indian selectors began grooming the next generation. After a year of inconsistency and 16 months on the sidelines, Shikhar Dhawan’s injury gave Rahane the coveted Test cap number 278. After a disappointing Test debut, Rahane became India’s most flexible and necessary player – their rescue abroad. He performed decently under Dhoni but his true heroics as the saviour of the batting order came under Virat’s captaincy where he played several magnificient knocks and saved the team.