Team India is going with continuous captaincy changes. In the ongoing ODI series, Shikhar Dhawan was appointed as the captain in the absence of Rohit Sharma. With this, Dhawan became the 7th Indian player to captain the team this year in any of the formats.
Talking about the future of Team India and captaincy concerns, elegant Indian batter Robin Uthappa has come up with some of his exciting picks for the captain. As we know the current Indian captain Rohit Sharma is on the last verge of his cricket career and after this Team India will look for someone who can continue the legacy of supreme cricket captains.
However, while having an audio chatroom session on the sharechat app, the Indian batter raised his voice in favour of split captaincy. Uthappa mentioned that after Rohit Sharma, the veteran Indian fast bowler could be appointed as the captain in Test. The statement from Uthappa came as Bumrah had been the captain of India during the rescheduled test match against England, at Edgbaston.
Uthappa said that Bumrah could be the ideal skipper for India in the longest format of the game as he has the sharpest brain.
“For Test cricket, for me, is Jasprit Bumrah. Boomy is easily the top pick for me in Tests. He has got a great cricketing mind. With the way he bowls, you know he has got a great cricketing mind. It’s just about giving him time at the top. With experience, he will get better and better,” Uthappa said.
While talking about white-ball cricket Robin Uthappa shouted out for KL Rahul or Rishabh pant to handle the team with convenience. He also named Shreyas Iyer as one of the prominent contenders for India in limited overs cricket.
The right-handed batsman feels that the all-rounder Hardik Pandya can also be considered for the captain’s role, however, it depends on the persistence of Hardik Pandya. Uthappa said that team India will look for someone who can lead the responsibility of India for at least 8-10 years, not for 3-4 years.