5 players who flourished under Virat Kohli’s Test captaincy 

5 players who flourished under Virat Kohli’s Test captaincy 

Virat Kolhi stepped down as India's Test captain on January 15.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Getty Images)

Test cricket is undoubtedly the toughest format of the game. It enables to bring the best out of every player and exposes a weakness that goes unseen in the limited-overs format. The beauty of Test cricket is that only a few people get to realize the importance of it.

Over the years, the cricketing world has seen many great captains. While Steve Waugh created a dominant cricket side, Ricky Ponting went on to accomplish everything possible in the game. But, no one would have thought that Team India would evolve into a team that would go on to beat Australia on their home soil.

And, the architect of this saga was Virat Kohli. As MS Dhoni stepped down from the role of captaincy, Virat Kohli put on a show by beating teams and creating history. Well, he made the team a pace bowling powerhouse. Let us have a look at the five players who flourished under Virat Kohli’s Test captaincy:

5. Mohammed Siraj 

Mohammed Siraj
Mohammed Siraj. (Photo Source: Twitter/BCCI)

As Mohammed Siraj made his ODI debut, few would have guessed that he will become a member of one of the most lethal fast bowling attacks. Siraj was being taken into the cleaners in the IPL. He leaked runs and gave away the momentum to the opposition.

But, the year 2020 changed him as a person. After the unfortunate demise of his father, he took up the responsibility of bowling accurately and effectively. Now, he is one of the most effective bowlers at the moment.

Virat Kohli gave him the chance to represent Team India. At Lord’s, under his captaincy, Siraj was breathing fire. Throughout his 12 Test match career, Siraj has been the strike bowler of the team. Thanks to Kohli’s guidance and mentoring.