New Delhi. Wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant registered a big achievement in the first T20 match of the 5-match series against South Africa (India vs South Africa 1st T20) as soon as he came to the toss at the Feroz Shah Kotla ground. Pant landed for the captaincy for the first time in international cricket. KL Rahul was earlier given the responsibility of captaincy for the home T20 series against South Africa, but a day before the start of the series, Rahul was ruled out of the entire series due to a groin injury. In such a situation, Pant has been made the captain of Team India in this series in a hurry.
Pant has become the second young captain to captain Team India in T20 International cricket. At the age of 24, Pant got the opportunity to captain Team India in the shortest format of cricket. Suresh Raina is at the top in this list. When Raina first captained India in T20 International cricket, at that time his age was 23 years 197 days.
After this comes the name of Mahendra Singh Dhoni (MS Dhoni), one of the most successful captains of Team India. When Dhoni captained Team India in the 2007 T20 World Cup, he was 26 years old. Team India’s former explosive opener Virender Sehwag took over the reins of the Indian team in T20 at the age of 28, while Virat Kohli also captained India in T20 matches for the first time at the age of 28.
Kohli captained Team India for the first time in the year 2013 in One Day International. A year later, he led Team India in Tests for the first time in 2014. Right-handed batsman Kohli captained Team India in T20 for the first time against England in January 2017. Ajinkya Rahane led the Indian team on the tour of Zimbabwe in 2015 at the age of 28.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 09, 2022, 18:51 IST