Irfan Pathan named India’s split captain for the visit to South Africa. “This could be a sign for the future, which I am not a big fan of. ” Pathan said.
The Indian squad is preparing for a multi-format series against South Africa, which will include three T20Is, three ODIs, and two Test matches. It is also worth mentioning that the squad will have three different leaders across formats, with KL Rahul leading the ODI team, Suryakumar Yadav leading the T20I side, and Rohit Sharma leading the Test series.
Speaking on this, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan expressed his displeasure with the idea of separate leaders for different forms, claiming that it foreshadows how the future would be.
“This could be a sign of things to come, which I don’t like.” For a long time, there has been discussion regarding whether we can have divided captaincy. “It’s true that workload management has been done here, which is why you see such large squads and different captains,” Pathan remarked on the Star Sports show Game Plan.
Pathan also noted that the same tendency might be observed a lot in the future
Also mentioned the potential of various coaches in different formats in the future. Pathan also discussed how the Indian squad operates with a consistent coach and skipper. Citing top foreign teams where different coaches and captains are the norm.
“It’s clear that Rohit Sharma needed to take a break from white-ball cricket, which is why he’s not there.” You’re seeing him as the Test captain. However, you may see these things in the future. You may even see different instructors for various forms. “I believe it is preferable if it does not occur in our culture,” Pathan stated.
“When we look at white-ball and red-ball cricket. We only have two or three players who are different, where you can consider players like Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane. ” However, if you see anything other than that, we usually have all-format players. When it comes to our young players, Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill stand out. So the majority of our gamers, who participate in all forms, are like that. That is why, if you have 70 to 80% of your players playing all forms, it is preferable if the coach and captain are both the same,” he noted.