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IPL 2022: Former Pakistan Skipper Wants Rishabh Pant As India’s Next White-Ball Captain

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In the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League, various Indian skippers have moved forward. While the Gujarat Titans are being driven splendidly by first-time commander Hardik Pandya (the side is right now at the top of the points table), players like KL Rahul (Lucknow Super Giants) and Sanju Samson (Rajasthan Royals) have additionally intrigued with their captaincy abilities.

While Rishabh Pant’s Delhi Capitals have battled with irregularity this year up until this point, the youngster had driven the side to playoff games in the last season of the competition.

Ravindra Jadeja had likewise begun the IPL 2022 mission as the skipper of Chennai Super Kings, however, gave the position of authority back to Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Saturday.

Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: IPL)
Rishabh Pant (Image Credits: IPL)

Rishabh Pant Is Unique And Has An Out-of-the-box Approach: Rashid Latif

Notwithstanding, with various players moving forward in the captaincy job, the Indian team management will have a scope of choices to browse, when the opportunity arrives to choose a replacement for Rohit Sharma – particularly in white-ball cricket.

Meanwhile, former Pakistan skipper Rashid Latif accepts that Rishabh Pant is a decent option for the same.

Rishabh Pant
Rishabh Pant (Image Credit: Twitter)

“KL Rahul is a good option. He has led the Punjab side in the IPL efficiently in the past. But I think India should look at a younger option in white-ball cricket. Maybe someone like Rishabh Pant, if he is able to maintain his fitness,” Latif said on his official YouTube channel.

“Players like Sourav Ganguly, Mohammad Azharuddin, and MS Dhoni were different, they used to think out-of-the-box. Rishabh Pant is similar in that way, he is unique and has an out-of-the-box approach.” 

Hardik Pandya Could Be A Good Option: Rashid Latif

Hardik Pandya
Hardik Pandya (Image Credits: Twitter)

On the other hand, Latif likewise recommended that Hardik Pandya could be a decent decision for India in the event that he could convey predictable exhibitions with the ball in the Indian jersey.

“Otherwise, if he can bowl consistently, even Hardik Pandya is a good option for India in white-ball captaincy,” Latif said.

Also Read: IPL 2022: I See Hardik Pandya Recreating Rohit Sharma’s 2013 Success Story, Says Sunil Gavaskar

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