Indian team captain Virat Kohli has announced on Thursday that he is leaving the captaincy of this format after the T20 World Cup 2021. after his announcement(Rohit Sharma) is expected to be seen as the new captain. Meanwhile, another big news is coming out. According to media reports, now the discussion about the vice-captain has also intensified. In this, the names of 3 big players of Team India are coming out. About which we are going to tell you through this report.
The discussion about the vice-captaincy intensified
According to a recent PTI report, the BCCI is considering three names for the vice-captain of the Indian T20I team. Virat Kohli recently announced that he will step down from the role of captain after the T20 World Cup 2021 to be held in the United Arab Emirates and Oman. In such a situation, now with Rohit Sharma taking over the captaincy, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah have joined the race to become his deputy.
The report has suggested that now that Rohit Sharma will take over the captaincy of the T20 format after the T20 World Cup 2021, the responsibility of the new vice-captain should be given to a young player. When the time comes, the 34-year-old opener can also take over the captaincy in the absence of Hitman. At present, the BCCI is in no hurry to announce the vice-captain named for the captain-in-waiting Rohit Sharma, who will lead the format after the T20 World Cup.
Who is the biggest contender in the vice-captain race
After the announcement of Virat Kohli, 3 possible options are emerging in the vice-captain’s race. In which the names of KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah are included. A big reason behind this is that KL Rahul has also captained India in the T20 series against New Zealand in February last year. During that time, he had fulfilled this responsibility due to injury to Rohit Sharma’s hamstring. KL Rahul is also handling the captaincy of Punjab Kings (PBKS) in IPL 2021.
In this sequence, the second big contender for the post of vice-captain is Rishabh Pant. Who has captained Delhi in domestic cricket and currently he has got a chance to lead Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021. He has also impressed veterans and fans with his captaincy. At present, Delhi is in the first place in Point Taber. It has been said in the report that, if Delhi Capitals win the IPL 2021 title this time, then Pant will become the number 1 contender to become India’s next T20I vice-captain.
KL cannot be ignored
The name of the Indian team’s Yorker King and Mumbai Indians’ fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah has also been mentioned in the report released. Those who do not have experience in any format as captain. But, for some time now, he has been a special part of the Indian team and Mumbai team.
Talking to PTI, a private source in BCCI said that,
“Pant is a big contender for this post. But, you also cannot ignore KL as he is also playing a role as captain in IPL. The hidden mystery will be Jasprit Bumrah.
After leaving the captaincy of Virat Kohli, everyone’s eyes will be on who will get the responsibility of vice-captain.