Rishabh Pant: Former Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh is of the opinion that young cricketer Rishabh Pant is the ideal captaincy material to lead the Indian cricket team in the purest format of the game.
Rishabh Pant is already the captain of the Delhi Capitals’ franchise. Under his captaincy, Delhi Capitals qualified for the playoffs in the last season. Moreover, they finished the season as the table-toppers.
However, they didn’t extend their dominance in the qualifiers. Talking about this season, they ran through ups and downs. Currently, they are seventh on the table with 3 wins and 4 defeats.
They have played seven games already and didn’t bring the best out of themselves in the first half of the season. Nonetheless, they will be looking forward to turning things around in the second half of the season.
Coming to the point, Yuvraj Singh feels Pant has all the tools and ingredients to lead Team India in the longest format of the game. Notably, Pant has accomplished great things in the red-ball cricket.
Rishabh Pant: Yuvraj Singh backs Pant to become Test captain
Former Indian cricketer is of the opinion that the young cricketer Rishabh Pant needs to be groomed and given time. For sure, Pant has picked up the lessons on the go and also evolved in recent years.
“You must get someone ready. Like Mahi became captain out of nowhere but they made him, right! Then he evolved,” the 2011 World Cup hero Yuvraj Singh told Sports18.
The youngster is known for his ability to read the game. Time and again, he has helped the spinners bring the best out of themselves by guiding them from behind the stumps.
Yuvraj Singh further that wicketkeepers are very good thinkers since they always have the best view while playing the game. “Keeper is always a good thinker because he always has the best view on the ground.
You pick a young guy who can be a future captain, give him time and don’t expect miracles in the first six months or a year. I feel you must believe in the younger guys to get the job done,” he added.
The 24-year-old has the best batting average in Tests compared to the other two formats. He has featured in 30 Tests for Team India wherein he scored 1920 runs at an average of 40.9 including 4 centuries, 9 fifties.