Wasim Jaffer Prominent Remark Regarding Hardik Pandya : “If Rohit Sharma Not Available…”
India’s two-match T20I series against Ireland will be captained by Hardik Pandya.
2022 has been a pivotal year for all-around superstar Hardik Pandya. So, He led Gujarat Titans to the Indian Premier League season in their first season in what was in fact his first campaign as a captain, dispelling concerns about his physical condition, bowling abilities, and whether he still merited a berth in the Indian team. So, In the next two-match T20 International series against Ireland, he will lead India as captain. Wasim Jaffer, a former cricketer for India, believes that the selection committee made the right choice in naming him captain and stated that the all-rounder would be his first option to captain India in the absence of Rohit Sharma.
“He merits that, in my opinion. Indian selectors should take him seriously as a leader in white-ball cricket going ahead! Jaffer commented on Hardik’s selection as captain on ESPNcricinfo.
He stated, “I believe Hardik Pandya should be the first pick, especially if Rohit Sharma is not available.
“According to me, he is a person who enjoys the role based on how he led in the IPL and how his personal performances showed through and moving forward, I believe he would be my No. 1 pick after Rohit Sharma. Therefore, it seems sensible that he is leading the group, “Jaffer continued.
In the event that Rohit participates, Jaffer added, “I would like Hardik Pandya to be the vice-captain so any time Rohit misses any game or any series (Hardik will have a chance).”
“Hardik Pandya excels at his profession and brings the most out of everyone around him, especially in white-ball cricket. After Rohit Sharma, he’s undoubtedly my second pick “Jaffer emphasized.
Due to a groin ailment, KL Rahul, who was slated to captain India in the current T20I series against South Africa, was replaced as captain by Rishabh Pant, who also served as Hardik’s deputy.
Pant is expected to join the Test team after the South Africa series, though, in time for the fifth Test’s new date in Birmingham.