IND vs ENG: Did India make a mistake by appointing Bumrah as the captain? Legendary player told – who was the real deserving of captaincy

Did Team India make a mistake by appointing Jasprit Bumrah as the captain?

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Jasprit Bumrah was made the Test captain of Team India after Rohit Sharma was found to be Kovid positive. Although former Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer called Pujara its rightful owner, know what is the reason.

After Rohit Sharma was found to be Kovid positive, the captain of Team India had to be changed for the Edgbaston Test. Fast bowler Jasprit Bumrah was given the command of the team. Former Test cricketer Wasim Jaffer has said a big thing after Bumrah was made the captain. Jaffer said that Team India should have made Cheteshwar Pujara the Test captain instead of Bumrah. Jaffer has given an interesting reason for this. Jaffer said that Pujara has more experience than Bumrah, so it would have been better to hand him the captaincy. However, Jaffer also explained the reason why Pujara was not given the captaincy.

In a conversation with ESPN Cricinfo, Wasim Jaffer said, ‘Pujara has experience, he has played more than 90 Test matches. I think it would have been better if he had been given the captaincy. Also, Bumrah has no experience of captaining any team while Pujara has captained in first-class cricket. He has been a good captain.

What went against Pujara?

Now the question is, why did Team India not make Pujara the captain? Wasim Jaffer also answered this. According to Jaffer, Pujara’s place in the Test team is not confirmed and that is probably why he was not picked for the leadership. Jaffer said, ‘I think Pujara’s place not being confirmed could be the reason. He was dropped from the team, perhaps the same thing went against him. In South Africa too I had said that Ajinkya Rahane should have been given the captaincy in place of KL Rahul. Rahane won you the Test series in Australia.

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Wasim Jaffer further said, ‘Bumrah was the vice-captain, so he was sure to become the captain, but considering the importance of this match, the series is at stake, then I would have chosen Pujara as the captain. Bumrah has not captained. Bumrah is intelligent, his game sense is amazing. Maybe Bumrah will surprise everyone like Hardik Pandya.