India Tour of England – Yuvraj Singh believes Rishabh Pant can be India’s next captain, says ‘Pant has smart brains’ – Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh has expressed that wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant has the potential to become Team India’s next captain. He also feels that Pant has smart brains which were evident during his captaincy for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021.
“I see Rishabh as a potential Indian captain. Because he is jumpy, chirpy, and talks around. But I feel he surely has a smart brain as well because I saw him when he was captaining in the IPL for Delhi Capitals. He did an incredible job. So, people should look at him as the next captain of the Indian team in the coming years,” Yuvraj Singh told The Times of India.
India Tour of England: But before being considered for captaincy of Indian team, Pant has some competition for his captaincy role in Delhi Capitals. Pant had replaced injured Shreyas Iyer as captain of Delhi Capitals – but now Iyer has declared himself fit.
No sooner the good news of Iyer’s return to the second leg of IPL 2021 has come, the question doing the rounds is who will captain Delhi Capitals (DC) in IPL Phase 2. Will DC continue with Pant under whose leadership team is currently on top of the points table or will it be Iyer under whom DC for the 1st time ever entered the finals of IPL 2020?
InsideSport.co tried reaching DC management on their take on choice of team’s captain for Phase 2 of IPL 2021. Despite repeated attempts – none from their side is ready to comment on the issue and according to them it is too early to speak about it.
“Too early and premature to talk about it”, said one of the Delhi Capitals senior management member.
When asked whether he would come back as the captain of Delhi Capitals, Iyer said: “I don’t know about the captaincy, it’s in the hands of the owners. But the team has already been doing well and we are on top and that’s what really matters to me. My main aim and goal is to lift the trophy which Delhi has never done before.”
For now Pant is in England with the Indian team for 5 match test series vs England and its clear that Yuvraj Singh’s big Thumbs Up for Pant as future Indian captain will boost his confidence in a big manner.
India Tour of England: Yuvraj Singh gives big Thumbs Up to Rishabh Pant’s captaincy skills, ‘he can be India’s next captain’