IPL is the platform to pick India’s captain for the future: Ravi Shastri
Rohit Sharma was recently appointed the full time captain of India in all formats.
Updated - Mar 23, 2022 11:45 am
Former Indian head coach Ravi Shastri feels that IPL is the perfect platform for youngsters to showcase their captaincy potential and become successors of the current Indian captain Rohit Sharma. The IPL 2022 fever is about to start in a few days’ time and the whole country will be back in their seats to watch their favourite players in action. As Shastri’s contract with the Indian team as the head coach came to an end after the T20 World Cup last year, he will be back in the commentary panel for the marquee tournament.
As far as India’s captaincy is concerned, Rohit was recently appointed the full-time skipper of all three formats but there has been a sense of urgency from the management to prepare the next vice-captain considering Rohit is 34 now. The contenders have been KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant and Jasprit Bumrah at the moment, but there will be a chance for Shreyas Iyer to make a case for himself as well if he manages to continue his good work as a captain with his new franchise Kolkata Knight Riders this year.
India will be looking for a solid captain: Ravi Shastri
Meanwhile, Shastri has heaped praises on Rohit’s captaincy so far but noted that India will also be looking into players like Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul who will be captaining their respective franchises in the upcoming IPL season on how they pan out. Meanwhile, IPL 2022 commences from the 26th of March and will go on until the finals on May 29.
“Virat (Kohli) is not the captain anymore and Rohit has been outstanding so far – especially in the white-ball format. But India will be looking at who can be a captain for the future. There is Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant, KL Rahul – all have the ability and they will be leading an IPL team this year. In the future, India will be looking for a solid captain and the IPL is your platform,” Shastri said on Tuesday during a press conference.