Rohit as captain and Rahul as future vice-captain of Team India, Pant are my options: Sunil Gavaskar

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Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant could be drafted as vice-captains in the shortest format of the game by the Team India management.

New Delhi: Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar believes that KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant could be drafted as vice-captains in the shortest format of the game by the Team India management.


Gavaskar also said that since Kohli has announced to step down as T20I captain after the upcoming World Cup, Rohit Sharma would be an ideal candidate to lead the team in the next World Cup. “I think Rohit Sharma for the next two World Cups because they are back-to-back, one starting in a month and the other exactly a year from now. So clearly, yes, you have a lot on this. Don’t want to change captain at particular stage. Rohit Sharma will definitely be my choice to captain the Indian team for both these T20 World Cups. And then, I am looking at KL Rahul as vice-captain,” Gavaskar Said ‘connected’ on Star Sports’ show ‘Cricket’.


“I will also keep Rishabh Pant in mind as he has been really impressive in the way he has led the Delhi Capitals team and made changes in the bowling that he is doing in the T20 format, which includes Enrique Nortje and Kagiso. Rabada has been used. A clever approach that actually shows a street-smart captain, and you always want a street-smart captain who can read situations and act quickly. So yes, Rahul and Pant are two such There are people I look up to as vice-captains,” he said. .


Earlier, Kohli decided to step down from the T20I captaincy after the ICC T20 World Cup in November this year. In a statement on social media, Kohli explained his decision to step down from the T20I captaincy. The India captain said that he needs to give himself space to play in all three formats for the country.


Kohli said in a statement, “I have been fortunate not only to represent India but also to lead the Indian cricket team to the best of my ability. I thank all those who have served as the captain of the Indian cricket team. have supported me in my journey as


“I couldn’t have done it without them – the boys, the support staff, the selection committee, my coach, and every Indian who prayed for us to win. Understanding the workload is a very important thing and considering my heavy workload in the last 8 years. Playing in all 3 formats over 9 years and captaining regularly for last 5-6 years, I feel myself fully prepared to lead the Indian team in Test and ODI cricket Need to be given space. I have given everything to the team in my time as T20 captain and I will continue to do so for the T20 team as a batsman going forward.” (ANI)

First published:September 29, 2021, 11:45 am

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