Former Pakistan cricketer picks two stars who can replace Rohit Sharma as India's white-ball skipper

Edited By: Sayan Ghosh
New Delhi, India Updated: May 01, 2022, 04:32 PM(IST)

Rohit Sharma in action for the Indian cricket team Photograph:( AFP )

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Both Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya are captains in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and it has been a mixed show for the duo.

Former Pakistan cricket team skipper Rashid Latif believes that Rishabh Pant can be the perfect choice to replace Rohit Sharma as the white-ball captain for India in the future. Latif went on to compare his ‘out-of-box’ thinking with greats like Mohammad Azharuddin, MS Dhoni and Sourav Ganguly while suggesting that the unique way of thinking makes him a perfect candidate.

“KL Rahul is a good option. He has led the Punjab side in the IPL efficiently in the past. But I think India should look at a younger option in white-ball cricket. Maybe someone like Rishabh Pant, if he is able to maintain his fitness,” Latif said on his official YouTube channel.

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“Players like Sourav Ganguly, Mohammad Azharuddin, MS Dhoni were different, they used to think out-of-the-box. Rishabh Pant is similar in that way, he is unique and has an out-of-the-box approach," he added while discussing India’s options as replacement for Rohit as skipper.

Latif also picked Hardik Pandya as another option for the white-ball captaincy but added that it depends on his fitness and how consistently he can keep bowling. "Otherwise, if he can bowl consistently, even Hardik Pandya is a good option for India in white-ball captaincy,” Latif said.

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Both Rishabh Pant and Hardik Pandya are captains in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022 and it has been a mixed show for the duo. While Pandya has excelled with the table toppers Gujarat Titans in their debut season, Pant’s run with Delhi Capitals have been quite inconsistent till now.

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