"I see a guy like Rishabh Pant being an Indian captain one day," says Lance Klusener

Rishabh Pant recently became the youngest captain to lead an IPL team to playoffs.

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Delhi Capitals (DC) captain Rishabh Pant succeeded in leading his side to the IPL 2021 playoffs as they finished on top of the points table with 10 wins in 14 matches, however, they lost both their matches in the playoffs.

Former South African cricketer, Lance Klusener is backing Pant to captain the Indian cricket team in the future. He added that Rohit Sharma, who's the right successor of Virat Kohli, should lead the team until someone becomes a clear candidate for the role.

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“I see a guy like Rishabh Pant being an Indian captain one day. He's still a bit young, possibly. We might see Rohit doing it for a while. I think just in terms of letting somebody else stand up and be a head and shoulders pick to succeed.”

“Rohit can do it while somebody grows or somebody comes through and becomes a clear candidate to do that job,” the ex-cricketer was quoted as saying by Times Of India.

Klusener further lauded Kohli and said the India captain has been outstanding. “Virat has been amazing. His passion is incredible. However, it's his choice to move on and that creates a lovely opportunity for somebody else. 

"I just see a younger captain that can be there for a while and have that continuity. So, I don't think there's anybody that's clearly standing up. So, we might just see Rohit doing it for a while until there's somebody that can nail down that captaincy spot.”

Kohli, who took over the limited-overs captaincy in 2017, will quit T20I captaincy after the upcoming T20 World Cup. 

(With The Times of India Inputs)


By Sihyeu Singh - 14 Oct, 2021

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