The T20 series between India and Sri Lanka will start from January 3.
In the T20 series, the command of the team will be in the hands of Hardik Pandya.
new Delhi. There is a continuous experiment going on in Team India regarding the captaincy. The growing age of the team’s regular captain Rohit Sharma is becoming a problem for India. At the same time, even after the defeat in the T20 World Cup (2022), questions were raised on Rohit’s captaincy. Now the team’s star all-rounder Hardik Pandya is being seen as a regular captain in the T20 format. Hardik presented his claim in 2022 by getting the trophy to the new franchise in the IPL in the debut season itself.
Under the captaincy of Hardik, Team India won the T20 series in New Zealand after the T20 World Cup. At the same time, now in the T20 series against Sri Lanka from January 3, the command of Team India will remain in the hands of Hardik. Meanwhile, former Indian cricketer Irfan Pathan has expressed a warning regarding this issue. Irfan believes that India needs to think more about a regular captain considering his fitness.
Hardik has looked very agile – Irfan Pathan
Irfan said during a conversation with Star Sports, ‘Hardik has captained, whether it is for Gujarat Titans in the IPL or for India in the beginning. I thought the communication was great as he looked very agile. When there was a discussion about his captaincy, I was very impressed by his attitude.
‘Fitness has to be taken care of’
Irfan said, ‘If you are looking at Hardik as a regular captain, then there is a need to take more care about his fitness. Whether you talk about him or about team management. It will be very important to move forward.
FIRST PUBLISHED : January 02, 2023, 08:25 IST