New Delhi: Hardik Pandya has been given the T20 captaincy. Hardik has also impressed with his captaincy. Now the talk is going on that he should be given the permanent captaincy of ODIs as well. Legendary batsman Sunil Gavaskar believes that after the World Cup to be played in the year 2023, Hardik Pandya can be made the new captain of Team India in the ODI format.
Hardik will captain in the first ODI against Australia
Rohit Sharma is not available in the first ODI of the series against Australia. Hardik has been made the captain in this match. The first match of the series will be played on 17 March. During this, both the teams will be seen at the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. Team India’s regular captain Rohit Sharma will not be able to play in the first ODI due to family reasons. Sunil Gavaskar says that Hardik is the next captain of India.
Sunil Gavaskar’s big claim
Sunil Gavaskar said that I am impressed by Hardik’s captaincy. Very impressed with his captaincy for Gujarat Titans and then India in T20 format. I believe that if he wins the first match to be played in Mumbai, he can become the captain of Team India after the 2023 World Cup.
‘Hardik Pandya takes responsibility’
Gavaskar said that Pandya’s presence in the middle order is very important for India. He said that he can be an ‘impact and game changer player’ in the middle order. Even for the Gujarat team, he used to come up the order to bat as per the requirement. Gavaskar said, ‘He is such a player who is ready to take responsibility. Leads the team from the front. He will not ask other players to do something that he himself wants to do.
Gavaskar is comfortable with the players
Gavaskar said that Pandya’s captaincy style also makes him a favorite among other players. He puts other players at ease. He handles the situation properly by boosting the confidence of the players. I have full faith that if Team India wins the first ODI, then after the World Cup he will be given the ODI captaincy.