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Sunil Gavaskar Picks His Choice Of India's Captain & Vice-Captain For Next 2 World Cups

Sahil Mathur
By Sahil Mathur
September 29, 2021 • 13:36 PM View: 912

Following the announcement of Virat Kohli of stepping down as the captain of India's T20 team post the World Cup in October, the debate of the next captain has started in full flow. 

India's legendary batter, Sunil Gavaskar, too had his say on the hot topic. While talking to Star Sports' show Cricket Connected, Gavaskar said: "I think Rohit Sharma for the next two World Cups. You could say they (World Cups) are back-to-back, one starting in a month and another exactly a year from now."

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"So clearly, yes, you don’t want to change too many captains at this particular stage. Rohit Sharma would definitely be my choice for captaincy of the Indian team for both these T20 World Cups."

For the role of Vice-captain, Gavaskar named KL Rahul, who leads the Punjab Kings franchise, as his first choice but also added Rishabh Pant's name to it after being impressed by his 'street smartness' while captaining the Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021. 

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"And then, I’m looking at KL Rahul for Vice-Captain. I would also keep Rishabh Pant in mind because he has been really impressive in the way he has led a star-studded Delhi team and the bowling changes that he has been making in the T20 format, using Nortje and Rabada in such a clever manner that actually shows a street-smart captain, and you always want a street-smart captain who can read situations and act immediately. So yes, Rahul and Pant are the two guys I would look at as Vice Captains."


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