New Delhi. Former India cricketer Yuvraj Singh (Yuvraj Singh) Has demanded the national selectors to appoint Rishabh Pant as the vice-captain of Team India. In an exclusive conversation with ‘Sports18’, Yuvraj Singh has said that while preparing Pant for the captaincy, he needs to be given time. Yuvraj Singh believes that the game of wicket-keeper batsman Pant has flourished in recent times.
Yuvraj said in Sports-18’s special program ‘Home of Heroes’, “You have to prepare someone. Like Mahi became the captain out of nowhere but they made him, didn’t he! Then he got better with time,” Yuvraj believes that Pant could be the right person to lead the Test team in the near future. He believes that the wicketkeeper is always a right thinker as he sees the field in the right way.
Yuvraj further said, “You pick a youngster who can be the captain of the future, give him time and don’t expect miracles in the first six months or a year. I think you have to trust young people to work.”
Yuvraj does not consider Rishabh Pant immature
The former India star all-rounder rubbished critics who questioned Pant’s maturity. Yuvraj said, “I was also immature at that age, Virat was the captain at that age when he was immature. But he (Pant) is maturing with time. I don’t know what the support staff think about it, but I think he is the right person to lead the Test team.”
Yuvraj sees Adam Gilchrist’s image in Pant
Yuvraj revealed that in his conversations with Pant, he often cited the example of Australian legend Adam Gilchrist, who scored 17 Test centuries while batting at number seven. Yuvraj said, “You already have four Test centuries and you can do that. As the best wicket-keeper batsman I think Rishabh can be a legend of the future.
What is in the special segment ‘Home of Heroes’ of Sports-18?
In this special segment of ‘Sports-18’, Home of Heroes, the country’s leading sportspersons will openly talk about their personal life and their journey to reach the pinnacle of sports. During this, he will also give his opinion on the major issues related to the game. Through this show, the audience will get a chance to get to know their players with new perspectives and their untouched aspects.
At what time will the interview be telecast?
The first part of this special interview with Yuvraj Singh will be broadcast on Sports-18 on 29th April i.e. today at 7 pm.
FIRST PUBLISHED : April 29, 2022, 17:18 IST