Every cricketer aspires to be a captain, but captaining your own nation is something unique. Only a small percentage of India’s one billion citizens are chosen for the cricket squad.
India has had 33 Test captains and 24 ODI captains so far. The finest thing about Indian management has always been that the new captain was ready well before the current one retired. Dhoni was ready before Ganguly departed, Kohli was nurtured before Dhoni retired, and this has been a tradition in the nation for generations.
Here are the players who can become the captain of the Indian side in the future:
KL Rahul would be the ideal Virat Kohli successor. He has the same elegance and grace as Virat Kohli. They are two very different players, but they are two who have spent a lot of time on the big stage. After a slow start to the competition, Rahul was named captain of the Kings XI Punjab in 2020 and led his side to sixth place. On the pitch, he is collected and peaceful, and he always supports his teammates. He has a solid grasp of the game and is aware of the judgments that must be made in light of the current circumstances.
Hardik Pandya has firmly established himself on the side in nearly all forms. Pandya made his international debut in 2016, but he refined his skills under Kohli’s tutelage. In 60 One-Day Internationals and 11 Test matches, he has scored 1267 and 532 runs respectively. In addition, he has 55 ODI and 17 Test wickets. As an all-rounder captain, Pandya will be expected to continue the legacy of Kapil Dev, who led India to the 1983 World Cup victory. He has little prior leadership experience, but he has excellent game control. The all-rounder has played international cricket for a long time and is an important member of India’s squad.
Prithvi is a talented young cricketer who is expected to be a future star in India. The Mumbai-born cricketer has regularly made news for his outstanding batting efforts. Shaw is a member of the Delhi Capitals of the Indian Premier League, where he has put up some impressive stats. Because of his track record of achievement and leadership abilities, he is a strong candidate to head Team India in the future.
Shreyas is one of the most likely candidates for this part. He is still young and has surrendered himself to Indian Batting’s number four difficulty. When Gautam Gambhir, who was in his final season as captain, stepped down due to poor personal performance, Iyer was named captain of the Delhi Capitals (formerly Delhi Daredevils) midway through the 2018 season. Even the likes of Virender Sehwag, David Warner, and Gautam Gambhir couldn’t lead Delhi to their first-ever final in 2020. The only thing working against Shreyas is his lack of experience in the red-ball format of the game.
It is already widely accepted that Shubman Gill will play Test cricket for a long time, and it is only a matter of time until his limited-overs career begins to take off, establishing him as a multi-format performer. In IPL 2020, the 21-year-old was an important member of the Kolkata Knight Riders team. The right-handed batsman scored the most runs for the two-time IPL champions. In 14 matches, he scored 440 runs, making him one of the most consistent performers in the competition this year. Gill’s most notable claim to fame is that he is the youngest captain in the Deodhar Trophy Finals’ history. He was named the captain of India C for the 2019 Deodhar Trophy.