Rishabh Pant can be a future captain of the Indian national side: Azharuddin

Rishabh Pant can be a future captain of the Indian national side: Azharuddin.

The left-handed wicketkeeper-batsman could emerge as one of the best contenders of Indian captaincy in the near future, feels former Indian skipper Mohammad Azharuddin. The 23-years old cricketer was named as the team lead for Delhi Capitals in the absence of regular skipper Shreyas Iyer this season.

Delhi Capitals (DC) regular skipper Shreyas Iyer was earlier ruled out of the whole Indian T20 tournament due to a shoulder injury. In the recent ODI games against England, Iyer dislocated his left shoulder and will require a minimum of six weeks of rest time to heal. If the cricketer opts for surgery then the healing period will extend over six weeks.

“Rishabh Pant has had such fabulous few months, establishing himself in all formats. It won’t come as a surprise if the selectors see him as a front-runner fr Indian captaincy in near future. His attacking cricket will stand India in good stead in times to come,” Azharuddin tweeted.

Former Indian captain, Azharuddin said that the way Rishabh Pant bats, his style of cricket will help team India in the near future.

“This is a tremendous opportunity for young Rishabh, who is coming off successful stints against Australia and England which will no doubt give him the confidence needed to take on a new role,” Capitals head coach Ricky Pointing said in a press release.

Delhi management was convinced to give the reigns to Pant despite having experienced skippers on the side. Ajinkya Rahane, Ravichandran Ashwin, Steve Smith were also on the fray to lead DC.

Rishabh Pant re-discovered himself after he was dropped from India’s limited-overs side in Australia tour. He came back strongly and worked on his basics to improve his game. He not only made his comeback in the test format but also made his way in the limited-overs format and became India’s dependable cricketer in the span of just 3 months.

Scoring quick runs without any fear of his own milestones sets him apart from the rest of the cricketers. 

He had a blistering series against England will now hope to convert it same with Delhi Capitals along with the captaincy.

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