Ravi Shastri has given a big statement about the future ODI captain
He has told who should get this responsibility after Rohit Sharma.
New Delhi. Rohit Sharma was made the captain of the Indian team after the 2021 T20 World Cup. Rohit had earlier become the captain of T20 and ODI team and after that after leaving the Test captaincy of Virat Kohli, this responsibility was also handed over to Rohit. But, under his captaincy, India has lost 2 ICC trophies so far. India was defeated by England in the semi-finals of the T20 World Cup last year and recently Australia defeated India in the finals of the World Test Championship. Since then Rohit’s captaincy has been criticized. Now former head coach of Team India, Ravi Shastri has spoken on this issue.
Shastri believes that after the 2023 ODI World Cup, a new player should be handed over the captaincy in place of Rohit. He has also told the name of this player. Shastri has said that only Hardik Pandya should be made the captain of the Indian ODI team. Let us tell you that Hardik has been leading the T20 team since last year’s T20 World Cup.
Pandya should take charge of the ODI team: Shastri
Ravi Shastri said in an interview to The Week, “I think Hardik Pandya’s body is not such that he can withstand the pressure of Test cricket now. However, Shastri believes that if Hardik Pandya remains fit, he should take over the captaincy of the ODI team immediately after the ODI World Cup. Shastri said that if his body is fit after the 2023 World Cup, then he should take over the captaincy of Team India in white ball cricket.
‘Now senior players should be bid farewell’
Ravi Shastri also said that now the time has come to bid farewell to senior players from the Indian cricket team and youth should be included in each team. Shastri said, “Senior players are ready to be phased out and young players are also ready to replace them. Especially in T20 cricket, it should be done immediately and in ODI-Test also, it should gradually move forward on this path.
Shastri has given a stern warning to those youngsters who believe that on the basis of good performance in white ball cricket, they will easily make a place in the Test team. He said that due to IPL many good young players have emerged for instant cricket. But, these players should not think that their performance in white ball cricket will guarantee them a place in the Test team.
FIRST PUBLISHED : June 25, 2023, 10:46 IST