KL Rahul became the first skipper after Mohammad Azharuddin who made his international captaincy debut in a Test match. Azhar achieved the feat in 1990. Rahul is leading India in the ongoing second Test after regular skipper Virat Kohli was ruled out of the match due to an injury.
After him, Sachin Tendulkar, A Jadeja, Sourav Ganguly, Rahul Dravid, Anil Kumble, Virender Sehwag, MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, Shikhar Dhawan started their captaincy careers in limited-overs cricket.
South Africa: Dean Elgar (Captain), Aiden Markram, Keegan Petersen, Rassie van der Dussen, Temba Bavuma, Kyle Verreynne, Marco Jansen, Kagiso Rabada, Keshav Maharaj, Duanne Olivier, Lungi Ngidi.
India: Mayank Agarwal, K.L. Rahul (Captain), Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane, Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant, Ravichandran Ashwin, Shardul Thakur, Mohammed Shami, Japsrit Bumrah, Mohammed Siraj