With Virat Kohli announcing his decision to step down as the Indian team’s T20 captain after the conclusion of the T20 World Cup, one of the hottest topics of discussion in Indian cricket at the moment is his place as perhaps the next leader. Who can take While the first name that comes to mind is apparently Rohit Sharma, given his illustrious record as a T20 captain in both international and franchise T20 cricket, India needs to prepare someone for the future. needed.
At 34, Rohit can certainly lead India for some time, though there is likely to be a stop-gap arrangement in his case until the next leader comes to the fore. With Kohli likely to continue as captain of the ODI and Test setups till the 2023 World Cup in India, India may be grooming talent that can take him to the next era.
Weighing in on the subject, with former South Africa all-rounder Lance Klusener putting his weight behind Rishabh Pant to possibly captain India in the times to come, Klusener felt that Pant could be a crude one to take the responsibility immediately. Which is why they feel that BCCI can make Rohit the captain for the time being and allow someone like Pant to nurture till the right time.
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“I see someone like Rishabh Pant becoming the Indian captain one day. He’s still a little young, possibly. We can see Rohit doing this for a while. I think pick someone else to be successful in terms of standing up and becoming head and shoulders Virat might mean Rohit is doing it for a while. Rohit can do this when someone grows up or someone comes and becomes a clear candidate to do that job”
While Pant is certainly a candidate, having recently led Delhi Capitals to the IPL 2021 playoffs, another name that comes to mind is KL Rahul. With the uncertainty surrounding India’s next captain, Klusener feels Rohit might be the perfect person to step in at the moment, but insists that a young captain is the need of the hour so that he can be around for a long time . “Virat has been amazing. His passion is unbelievable. However, it is their choice to move on and it creates a lovely opportunity for someone else. I just see a young captain who can be there for a while and has consistency. So, I don’t think there is anyone who stands out clearly. So, we can see Rohit doing that for a while, until there is someone who can take down that captaincy spot,” said the former all-rounder.