Rohit Sharma appointed as India's full-time Test Captain

Source: ICC

The 34-year-old's appointment comes after Virat Kohli's decision to step down from the position following India's Test series loss to South Africa in January.

India lost the three-match series against the Proteas 2-1, despite starting the series with a win.

The two-match home Test series against Sri Lanka, beginning on 1 March, is supposed to be Rohit's first assignment as the full-time Test captain.

He has become a vital member of the Test side since the last couple of years and has become a mainstay at the top of the order as well.

Rohit also has the backing of Australia legend Ricky Ponting, who on the first episode of The ICC Review released on 31 January, endorsed him to become India's Test captain.

Rohit has amassed 3047 runs in 43 Test matches so far, at a pretty good average of 46.87.

Almost 50 percent of these runs have come since he started opening the innings, that too at a much better average of 58.48.

He already has eight centuries and 14 fifties to his name in Tests, and this tally is expected to increase further in the time ahead.