Zee Poll: Rohit Sharma is popular choice to replace Virat Kohli as captain over Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul

Indian captain Virat Kohli has already introduced final month that T20 World Cup 2021 might be his final event as skipper within the shortest format of the sport. Mumbai Indian captain and Team India opener is thought of favorite to take over from Kohli in T20s and presumably even within the ODIs as effectively.

Zee News English carried out a ballot on social media, the place we requested our readers, “Who is the best choice to replace Virat Kohli as India’s T20 captain?” with three selections – Rohit Sharma, Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul.

Rohit Sharma emerged as overwhelming favorite and the fan’s choice in accordance to Zee Poll to replace Kohli as T20 captain. The 34-year-old India opener tallied 71.2 per cent of the votes as in contrast to 14.4 per cent notched up by each Pant and Rahul.

Here are the outcomes of the Zee News ballot…

Pant is a street-smart cricketer much like former India captain and CSK skipper Dhoni. He has additionally managed to show his captaincy credentials each in India and UAE on the IPL 2021 as DC are at the moment in second place on the factors desk – stage on 18 factors with CSK and have already booked their playoffs berth.

Mumbai Indians skipper Rohit has had a modest season with the bat and the five-time IPL champions are unlikely to attain the playoffs since they’re struggling in seventh place with simply 2 extra matches remaining. The MI opener is additionally 10 years elder than Pant – 34 to 24 and many imagine that Pant may very well be a long-term resolution for India.

Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar needs Pant to be named vice-captain of the T20 aspect as effectively. “I would also keep Rishabh Pant in mind because he has been really impressive in the way he has led a star-studded Delhi team and the bowling changes that he has been making in the T20 format, using (Anrich) Nortje and (Kagiso) Rabada in such a clever manner that actually shows a street-smart captain, and you always want a street-smart captain who can read situations and act immediately. So yes, KL Rahul and Pant are the two guys I would look at as vice captains,” Gavaskar was quoted as saying.

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