Ex-South Africa Lance Klusener votes Rishabh Pant: Virat Kohli will no longer lead the Indian unit in T20I after the World Cup ends, which starts on Sunday.
After making a lasting impression with the bat, Delhi Capitals skipper Rishabh Pant now impresses more with his leadership skills.
The Roorkee-based wicket keeper batter became the youngest captain to lead an Indian Premier League franchise in the playoffs. When his team faced the Chennai Super Kings in Ranking 1 on Sunday.
The team also took the lead under his captaincy and now that Virat Kohli is retiring from the captain’s position in the shorter format. Many believe the responsibility should be passed to the goalkeeper.
“I see a guy like Rishabh Pant being an Indian captain one day. He’s still a bit young, possibly. We might see Rohit doing it for a while. I think just in terms of letting somebody else stand up and be a head and shoulders pick to succeed.”
“Rohit can do it while somebody grows or somebody comes through and becomes a clear candidate to do that job,” the ex-cricketer was quoted
Ex-South South African Klusener also heaped praises about Kohli and said:
“Virat has been amazing. His passion is incredible. However, it’s his choice to move on and that creates a lovely opportunity for somebody else. I just see a younger captain that can be there for a while and have that continuity. So, I don’t think there’s anybody that’s clearly standing up. So, we might just see Rohit doing it for a while. Until there’s somebody that can nail down that captaincy spot.”
Kohli emphasized the workload factor as one of the main reasons for the decision. He also resigned from leadership roles in the IPL Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise. A decision he announced at the start of the UAE‘s second leg.
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