Hardik Pandya Captain: Former Team India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has said that it is not that changing the captain will change the result. Like the openers, attention should be paid to making more than one captain.
Irfan Pathan on Making Hardik Pandya Captain: After the defeat of Team India in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup 2022, the demand for a change in captaincy has gained momentum. The current captain Rohit Sharma is more than 35 years old and it is believed that he will not be able to play the 2024 T20 World Cup. In such a situation, the team should start preparing from now. There is a demand to make star all-rounder Hardik Pandya the captain. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has told that what is the risk in making Hardik the captain? Apart from this, he has also told what Team India should do.
Regarding captaincy on Star Sports’ match point show, Irfan Pathan said, “I will not say that if you change the captain, the results will change. If you proceed like this the result will not change. Along with Hardik Pandya, you all need to understand that he is a fast bowler all-rounder.
Hardik Pandya also has injury problem
Pathan further said, “Hardik Pandya also has injury problems. What if your captain Joe gets injured just before the World Cup? If you don’t have any other captain ready, you will be in trouble. I think Hardik Pandya is a captain who has done very well in Gujarat Titans, won the IPL, won the championship trophy.”
need two captains
Pathan also said, “You need to find not one, but two captains to make a mark. We need a group of openers, we also need a group of captains. Let us inform that Team India has to play a three-match T20 series on New Zealand tour and Pandya has been made the captain of the team.