Team India T20I: After the disappointing performance of the Indian team in the T20 World Cup 2021 and 2022, many questions are once again standing on the team management and leadership. Just like last year’s 10-wicket defeat by Pakistan, it was seen being out of the World Cup and losing the captaincy of Virat Kohli. Something similar is going on this time too for Rohit Sharma, now the talk of him leaving the T20 captaincy has started to arise. The special thing is that this is the same Rohit, who till some time ago was called the perfect T20 captain citing winning five IPL trophies.
Right now it is time, it changes for everyone and the same is being seen for Rohit Sharma now. Actually this is also because with the 10-wicket defeat we were facing in the last World Cup, our journey here i.e. in T20 World Cup 2022 also ended. The difference was that there Pakistan had defeated in Dubai and here England had defeated in Adelaide. This is the reason that when there is no improvement, now there is a need to think of something different and new. That’s why now the speculation about the exercise of making changes in Team India in the form of Hardik Pandya is increasing.
Veterans raised demand
Be it former head coach Ravi Shastri or the great Sunil Gavaskar, everyone has advised Team India to give a new T20 captain in the form of Hardik Pandya and do something different. At the same time, NCA (National Cricket Academy) president and acting coach VVS Laxman, who is often seen with the team in the presence of Rahul Dravid, has also reiterated this point. He has also considered Hardik as a mature captain for T20 cricket. What to talk about Ashish Nehra, under his leadership Gujarat Titans became IPL champions for the first time under the captaincy of Hardik Pandya. He has also called Hardik a good captain.
Hardik Pandya’s captaincy record
Now the question is that so many veterans are saying so surely they must have seen something in Hardik Pandya as a captain. Talking about his statistics too, in July this year, in the two-match T20 series against Ireland, he took the field for the first time as the captain of the team. After this, he captained the team in the absence of Rohit Sharma in a match in the West Indies series as well. The special thing is that all three times the team has won under his captaincy. Not only this, his performance as a captain has also been good with both bat and ball. In the IPL, he made the team the champion with his performance.
Hardik’s figures are excellent
Talking about Hardik Pandya, the most important thing is that, as seen this year, he also becomes a good player as a captain. His overall career performance has been reflected in his performance as captain. The witnesses of this are their figures themselves, which you can see (in the photos). The way Hardik has made a comeback after the break in IPL this year is the result that today there is talk of making him the captain of the T20 International team and making some special changes.
When Hardik Pandya is the captain then see his record as a player
At the same time, in this case, he is also better than the current captain Rohit Sharma. For the last one year, ever since Rohit was made the regular captain, his performance graph has declined. In the Asia Cup 2022, his bat could not do much. After this, one match should be left in T20 World Cup 2022, the rest flopped badly. The special thing was also that on most of the occasions he returned to the pavilion in the powerplay i.e. the first 6 overs itself. For this reason, the veterans have now asked Rohit to take charge of the ODI and Test team only. At the same time, the demand to make Hardik the captain of T20 is rising fast.
IPL performance of Hardik Pandya
Not only in IPL, Hardik has made a mark many times with the ball and bat since his return to the Indian team. After Ireland, England, West Indies series, Asia Cup 2022, then home series against Australia and later T20 World Cup 2022, Hardik has shown something special on every occasion. Not only with the bat, he has also shone with the ball on many occasions. He also impressed batsmen like Butler, Stokes and Livingstone on the tour of England. He also took three wickets against Pakistan in the World Cup. So now after seeing so many talks, statements and figures we leave it to you to decide whether Hardik is ready for the responsibility of T20 team or not. The decision of the rest of the team management will be known in the coming times.
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