Azharuddin backs Rishabh Pant as future India captain


File photograph of Rishabh Pant.

Former India skipper Mohammad Azharuddin feels swashbuckling wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant can be a frontrunner to guide the ‘Males in Blue’ in future, having established himself throughout codecs prior to now few months.

The highly-rated Pant is about to guide the Delhi Capitals within the Indian Premier League this season within the absence of injured common skipper Shreyas Iyer.

“Rishabh Pant has had such fabulous few months, establishing himself in all codecs. It will not come as a shock if the selectors see him as a front-runner fr Indian captaincy in close to future. His attacking cricket will stand India in good stead in occasions to return. @RishabhPant17 @BCCI,” Azharuddin tweeted.

The 23-year-old Pant has dazzled throughout all three codecs within the worldwide season that glided by.

He notched up scores of 97 and unbeaten 89 within the third and the fourth Check towards Australia to assist India clinch the Border Gavaskar Trophy Down Below 2-1.

He continued his wealthy vein of kind within the residence Check sequence towards England, enjoying match-winning knocks for the workforce. The selectors took observe of his consistency and included him within the white-ball squads.

Pant didn’t disappoint, scoring essential half-centuries within the two ODIs he featured in towards England.

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