Indian captain Virat Kohli stunned the cricket fraternity after he announced his decision to step down as T20I captain after the T20I World Cup 2021. The marquee event will kick off in the United Arab Emirates and Oman respectively. Post that, Rohit Sharma will take over the mantle from Virat Kohli as T20I captain.
Rohit Sharma has a better record as T20I captain. He led the Indian cricket team in Virat Kohli’s absence. Having captained the team in 19 games, the Rohit Sharma-led team won 15 games and lost just 4 games. Moreover, Rohit has an incredible experience as a captain in the shortest format of the game.
Mumbai Indians captain led the franchise to 5 IPL titles, the most by any captain in the history of the Indian Premier League. With Rohit taking the reins as T20I captain in the future, the vice-captaincy slot is left vacant. Meanwhile, BCCI is mulling over three names as potential vice-captains.
BCCI names three Indian stalwarts for vice-captain’s role in T20Is
As per news agency PTI, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) have three names in mind for the vice-captain’s role. Three names are none other than KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah.
Among the three candidates, KL Rahul is the most experienced as far as the captaincy is concerned. He has been leading the Punjab Kings franchise for the past couple of seasons in the lucrative IPL. On the other hand, Jasprit Bumrah doesn’t have any relevant experience when it comes to captaincy.
Nonetheless, he is one of the senior players of this young Indian team with over 5 years of experience under his belt. Coming to Rishabh Pant, he has gained some experience as a captain for the first time in the IPL 2021 season. Pant led Delhi Capitals ever so well in Shreyas Iyer’s absence.
Out of 7 games, Delhi Capitals managed to win six games so far. They secured 12 points and are comfortably sitting on top of the IPL 2021 points table.