Salman Butt Names Three Players Who would be future indian captain
By Sarita Dey
on Thu May 27 2021
Salman gave this answer on the question of a fan on his YouTube channel. At the moment, Virat Kohli is leading the team in all three formats. But many times there has been talk of making different captains according to the format. But neither the BCCI nor the selectors considered it. Butt took Pant in this video and said that I do not know deeply about his domestic cricket (record). But from what I have seen in the IPL, if he handed over the captaincy of Rishabh Pant (Delhi Capitals), the Cricket Board (BCCI) might have some future plans. However, Kohli is still young and he will play cricket for the next 8-9 years. Pant was given the command of Delhi Capitals for IPL 2021 after the injury of regular captain Shreyas Iyer. Under his captaincy, Delhi won 6 out of 8 matches before the IPL was canceled due to Kovid-19 and the team was ranked first in the points table.
“I am not aware of his domestic cricket (records) in-depth but from what I have seen in the IPL, if they handed Rishabh Pant the captaincy (of Delhi Capitals), then the cricket board (BCCI) may have some plans for the future. Even though Kohli is still young as he is not going anywhere for the next 8-9 years,” Salman Butt said in his YouTube video.
The former Pakistan captain also praised Rohit Sharma’s captaincy. He said that Rohit Sharma is also a great captain. I like him very much as a captain. They are strategically skilled.
Ajinkya is also very impressed with Rahane. He said that recently India won the Test series against Australia. In this, Ajinkya Rahane captained Virat Kohli’s absence. In the series, he took accurate decisions. Then Rahane did not let the absence of big players affect the team. In such a situation, Rahane can also take up the responsibility of the Indian captain well in the future.
Butt further said that the future of Indian cricket is secure. Because the team has many options as a captain. At present, the entire focus of the Indian team is on the upcoming tour of England. On this tour, Team India will first play the final of the World Test Championship (WTC Final) against New Zealand and then a five-match Test series against the host country.