Rishabh Pant can be potential India captain in near future: Azharuddin


Rishabh Pant can be a frontrunner for the India captaincy in the near future, mentioned former captain Mohammad Azharuddin. The 23-year-old Pant was earlier in the week named captain of IPL aspect Delhi Capitals because of the injury-forced absence of standard skipper Shreyas Iyer.

“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.

Azharuddin predicted that Pant’s attacking model of cricket will be helpful for the nationwide group in the years to return.

“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 mentioned in a press launch.

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Despite having confirmed captains Ajinkya Rahane and Steve Smith in their ranks, and a senior professional like Ravichandran Ashwin who led Kings XI Punjab two years in the past, Capitals caught to their youth coverage in handing over the reins of the group to Pant from Iyer.

In 2017-18, when Pant was simply 20, he had led Delhi to the Ranji Trophy closing.


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