3 Indian Players who can be groomed to replace Virat Kohli at No. 3 once he retires
Virat Kohli needs no introduction to the game of cricket. He is probably the best player of this generation across all three formats. The former Indian captain has won countless matches in all three formats on his own, which sets him apart from other players in this era. An Indian team without Virat looks incomplete in any format.
But with the 35-year-old coming to the latter half of his career, who will be the options that can next the job and do what Virat has done over the years? Here we will talk about such three future stars that can be groomed to replace Virat at No. 3. Though it will be pretty hard and almost impossible, there are some talented players available on the current circuit.
3 Indian players who can replace Virat Kohli at No, 3 when he retires
1. Shreyas Iyer
Shreyas Iyer has been part of the Indian setup for some years now. He has represented the country in all three formats. But his numbers in white-ball format are pretty good. The 28-year-old has proven himself to be a consistent performer for India. He bats at No. 4 for India, with Virat at No. 3, but if given a chance, he can be the next No. 3.
2. Tilak Varma
Tilak Varma is another talented youngster who is coming through the ranks. The left-hander has impressed so far in his short international career. He bats at No. 3 domestically and in the IPL and can be a future prospect at the position. Tilak is also a handy spinner that adds value to the team.
3. Ruturaj Gaikwad
With Yashasvi Jaiswal and Shubman Gill looking pretty impressive as openers, India can try to slot Ruturaj Gaikwad at No. 3. The right-hander is pretty mature and has done well consistently. His style of batting somehow resembles that of Virat Kohli. He is also a pretty good anchor and can switch gear when needed. Hence, he can also be tried as the next No. 3.