Rohit Sharma’s Test captaincy is not currently under immediate threat. However, to ensure his leadership in the traditional format remains unquestioned, he will need to deliver impressive performances during the upcoming series in West Indies. After leading the Indian team in the two-Test series, Rohit will have discussions with the BCCI to determine his future in Test cricket. Unless Rohit himself decides to opt out, he is expected to lead the team in the series starting on July 12 in Dominica.
Nonetheless, if Rohit fails to score a significant inning either in Dominica or at Port of Spain during the second Test (scheduled for July 20-24), the BCCI management and national selection committee may face pressure to make a tough decision.
Addressing the speculations, a senior BCCI source, who requested anonymity, dismissed claims of Rohit being removed from captaincy as baseless. However, considering that Rohit will be close to 38 years old by the time the third edition of the World Test Championship concludes in 2025, there are uncertainties regarding his captaincy tenure throughout the entire two-year cycle.