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People Should Look at Him as Next India Captain: Yuvraj Singh on Rishabh Pant

Yuvraj Singh has backed Rishabh Pant as the next India captain.

Yuvraj Singh has backed Rishabh Pant as the next India captain.

The World Cup winner reached this conclusion by observing Pant in IPL 2021 where he led Delhi Capitals, the franchise was at second spot when the tournament was called off due to Covid-19.

Former India left-hander Yuvraj Singh has said that young southpaw Rishabh Pant can be India’s next captain as the 23-year-old has a thinking brain. The World Cup winner reached this conclusion by observing Pant in IPL 2021 where he led Delhi Capitals, the franchise was at second spot when the tournament was called off due to Covid-19.

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“I also see Rishabh as a potential Indian captain. Because he is jumpy, chirpy, and talks around. But I feel he surely has a smart brain as well because I saw him when he was captaining in the IPL for Delhi Capitals. He did an incredible job. So, people should look at him as the next captain of the Indian team in the coming years,” said Yuvraj Singh in a chat with the Times of India.

He added that Pant can change the game because of his unique talents which includes being a good wicket-keeper and a brilliant middle order batsman. He also likened him to Australia legend Adam Gilchrist. “I see someone, Rishabh Pant, who like Adam Gilchrist who can change the course of the game. Gilchrist changed the course of the game in Test cricket when he came onto the scene. And I feel Rishabh can do the same."

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first published:July 08, 2021, 15:28 IST