'Given the opportunity, of course, who wouldn't?' - Jasprit Bumrah's honest admission on future Test captaincy for Team India

With captain Rohit Sharma well into thirties, the team management is looking for his successor in the long run. Jasprit Bumrah, who is already a leader in the team, is open to taking up the responsibility if offered again.

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Jasprit Bumrah (Source - Twitter)

Jasprit Bumrah (Source - Twitter)

India's star cricketer, Jasprit Bumrah, has recently opened up about his future captaincy in Test cricket for his national side. Notably, the 30-year-old cricketer will be seen in action against England for the next five matches of the Test series, slated to commence on January 25 at Rajiv Gandhi International Cricket Stadium in Hyderabad.

However, the right-arm pacer revealed that he enjoyed captaincy when he was given it during the England tour. The great seamer accepted that captaincy was a great thing and a proud moment for him. In addition, the Mumbai Indians star acknowledged that the team suffered a loss in Test cricket when he was given the chance to take responsibility. Jasprit Bumrah revealed that he will accept the captaincy if given the chance in the future for Team India.

"I did one game and it was the utmost honour. Playing Test cricket is great, captaining was even better. Yes, we lost but we were ahead in the match and I loved the responsibility. Sometimes as a fast bowler, you go down to fine leg and switch off but I loved being involved in every decision, right in the thick of things. And given the opportunity, of course, who wouldn't?," Jasprit Bumrah said in an interview with The Guardian.

Pat Cummins plays for Australia, the number of matches differs and that kind of thing: Jasprit Bumrah

Meanwhile, Jasprit Bumrah follows the example of Australian skipper Pat Cummins for captaincy. Notably, Pat Cummins proved to be the great leader who guided his side to win the WTC Final 2023 and the ODI World Cup 2023 after defeating Team India to emerge victorious.

"(Pat Cummins) plays for Australia, the number of matches differs and that kind of thing. Not many [seamers] have done it before. But it's a good example that yes, fast bowlers are the smart ones, they do a hard job and they know what to do around the game," he added further.