Rishabh Pant becomes 8th Indian T20I captain as he walks into as skipper for team India against South Africa in Delhi T20I


For wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant, today i.e. 9 June 2022 proved to be the biggest day of his cricket career, as he came down to captain India at his home ground i.e. Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi today. With this, he became the 8th captain of India in T20 International cricket. Although Team India would have got KL Rahul as the 8th captain in T20 International cricket, but he got injured before the first T20 match and was out of the entire series. Because of this, the board had chosen Rishabh Pant as the captain.

During the toss against South Africa, the new captain of the T20 team, Rishabh Pant said, “It is one of the proudest moments of my cricket career so far, because a Delhi boy getting that (captain) honor in Delhi, my It’s a big deal for me. Thank you all for giving me this opportunity.” Rishabh Pant was appointed as the vice-captain for this series, but now he is the captain and the BCCI has entrusted the responsibility of vice-captain to Hardik Pandya.

The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and selectors appointed KL Rahul as the captain of the team for the five-match T20 series against South Africa in the absence of Rohit Sharma, but KL Rahul got injured a day before the start of the series. And he was ruled out of the T20 series. In such a situation, he could not become India’s 8th T20I captain. Pant is the 8th captain, but do you know which player has captained India in T20 International cricket so far? If you do not know, then you will know in this news.

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So far 7 captains have led the team in T20 International cricket for India. The first captain of India in T20 International cricket was Virender Sehwag, who led Team India in 2006. He was the captain of the team in the same match. After this MS Dhoni took over the captaincy and he was the captain of the team in 72 matches. During this, Suresh Raina has 3, Ajinkya Rahane 2, Virat Kohli 50, Rohit Sharma 28 and Shikhar Dhawan has captained the team in 3 T20 International matches.

List of T20I Captains of India

1. Virender Sehwag (1 match)
2. MS Dhoni (72 matches)
3. Suresh Raina (3 matches)
4. Ajinkya Rahane (2 matches)
5. Virat Kohli (50 matches)
6. Rohit Sharma (28 matches)
7. Shikhar Dhawan (3 matches)
8. Rishabh Pant (1st match)

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