One of the great batsmen of modern cricket, the Indian cricket team (Virat Kohli) has finally heard the decision to resign as the captain of the T20 team. Kohli will step down from the captaincy of the T20 team after the upcoming T20 World Cup. Although he will continue to play in this short format of cricket as a batsman. Kohli took this decision citing the workload. Now there is only one question in everyone’s mind that after Virat, who will be the captain of Team India in T20? There are many names in this race. Let’s have a look:
Rohit Sharma leading the race
After Kohli’s decision to leave the captaincy from the T20 team, the first name of Rohit Sharma comes in this race. Rohit is currently the vice-captain of the limited overs team. Under Rohit’s captaincy, Mumbai Indians have won the IPL title for a record 5 times. In Kohli’s absence, Rohit plays the role of a caretaker captain on the field. He has taken many decisions on the field which have gone in India’s favour. After the T20 World Cup, Rohit can be handed over the captaincy of India’s T20 team.
Rahul, who has been captaining Punjab Kings for the last 2 years
The responsibility of captaincy can also be given on the shoulders of Indian wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul. Rahul is currently performing well in all three formats of cricket. He has been captaining Punjab Kings in the IPL for the last 2 years. On several occasions, Rahul has been seen captaining the Indian team when Kohli and Rohit are not on the field. Rahul was the vice-captain of the Indian limited overs team on the last Australia tour when Rohit was out. Rahul has molded himself well in the limited overs team. Rahul has scored a total of 1557 runs in 49 T20 Internationals at an average of around 40.
Pant left a mark as captain in IPL
Rishabh Pant is known as a talented explosive batsman in Indian cricket. He has won many matches for Team India on his own alone. His brilliant innings played at the Gabba on Australia tour is still in everyone’s mind. This very talented wicket-keeper batsman has presented a great example of captaincy for Delhi Capitals in IPL. Pant handled well in the team in the absence of regular Delhi Capitals captain Shreyas Iyer in the first half of IPL 2021. Seeing this stellar performance of Pant, the Delhi Capitals franchise has retained Shreyas as the captain in the second half of IPL 2021 despite the return of Shreyas.
[Attribution to NBT]