Rishabh Pant Captaincy: Many veteran players have been rested in the series against South Africa. Because of this, the command of the team was handed over to KL Rahul, but he got injured just before the T20 match and had to be out. Because of this, the BCCI hastily made Rishabh Pant the captain, but under his captaincy the team had to face a crushing defeat against South Africa. Now question marks are being put on his captaincy.
Captain Rishabh Pant captained very poorly in the first match against South Africa. He was not able to change the bowling properly. He got only two overs from Yuzvendra Chahal, who performed well in IPL 2022. At the same time, he did not look comfortable even while fielding. Pant could not leave any impact as a captain. He looked under pressure while captaining. India had given a target of 212 runs to win South Africa, but still Team India could not save this score.
Poor performance in IPL
Under the captaincy of Rishabh Pant, Delhi Capitals performed very poorly in IPL 2022. Delhi Capitals could win only 7 matches out of 14 matches and could not reach the playoffs. In the match against Rajasthan Royals, he was seen calling his players outside the field. Pant flopped badly with the bat. Nevertheless, as the captain of Team India, the selectors ignored the veteran players and chose Pant for the captaincy.
This player gets command
Had Hardik Pandya been made the captain of Team India in place of Rishabh Pant, then the story could have been different, because Gujarat Titans won the IPL 2022 title under Hardik’s captaincy. At the same time, Hardik Pandya captained very restrainedly. Hardik Pandya has also become a master of taking DRS. He played an important role in helping the team win with ball and bat. Hardik was the best scorer for the team, scoring 487 runs in IPL 2022 and he also took 8 wickets.
Team India missed the world record
If Team India had won the match against South Africa, it would have become the team to win 13 consecutive matches in T20 cricket, but this could not happen. Indian bowlers performed very poorly in the first T20 match against South Africa. The opposing batsmen scored fiercely against them. Team India had to face defeat because of the bowlers. Therefore, despite Team India’s 212 runs, India got defeated.