Rohit Sharma Hardik Pandya: Former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar has created a stir with one of his statements. He has said that after the ODI World Cup to be held at the end of this year, there can be a big change in the captaincy of the Indian team. By removing Rohit Sharma, this responsibility can be handed over to star all-rounder Hardik Pandya.
Gavaskar believes that Hardik Pandya will have to win the first ODI of the series against Australia to stake claim to captain the ODI team after the World Cup this year. This match will be played on Friday.
Pandya will captain in the first ODI
Please tell that regular captain Rohit Sharma will not play in the first ODI of the series due to family reasons. In his place, Pandya will be seen captaining in the first ODI to be held at Wankhede Stadium. Hardik Pandya will be the vice-captain in the last two matches of the series.
Under his captaincy, 29-year-old Pandya made Gujarat Titans champions playing for the first time in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 season. He is already leading the Indian team in T20 International.
Gavaskar impressed with Pandya’s captaincy
Gavaskar told ‘Star Sports’, ‘I am very impressed with his captaincy for Gujarat Titans and then India in T20 format. I believe if he wins the first match in Mumbai, then after the ODI World Cup is over in 2023, you can seal his name for the captaincy of India.
Gavaskar said that Pandya’s presence in the middle order is very important for India. He said, ‘He can be an ‘Impact (impact) and game changer (match trend)’ player in the middle order. Even for the Gujarat team, he used to come up the order to bat as per the requirement.
Pandya is ready to take responsibility
This former veteran opener Gavaskar said, ‘He is such a player who is ready to take responsibility. Leading the team from the front. He will not ask other players to do something that he himself wants to do. He is very important for this team.
Gavaskar said that Pandya’s captaincy style also makes him a favorite among other players. He said, ‘You must have seen that as a captain, Hardik Pandya keeps other players comfortable. He handles the situation properly by increasing the confidence of the players.