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“Mix Of MS Dhoni & Virat Kohli”-Graeme Swann Picks Next India Captain

“Mix Of MS Dhoni & Virat Kohli”-Graeme Swann Picks Next India Captain
Graeme Swann. Photo Credit: (Sky Sports)

Former England spinner Graeme Swann has revealed his choice for the next Indian skipper and his choice is not Rohit Sharma. Rohit is all set to lead the Indian team against New Zealand in a T20Is series. He will also lead the team in the first Test with Virat Kohli willing to be rested.

Meanwhile, Graeme Swann has backed Rishabh Pant to become India’s next T20I skipper. With Kohli expected to continue as captain in ODIs and Tests and Rohit taking over the reins in T20Is, India appear sorted till at least the 2023 World Cup. However, in Pant, Swann sees an Indian captain for the next 10 years and a long-term investment.

“Might be, but not for me (On Rohit being the next captain). You have to look to the future. I think India have a captain in waiting for the next 10 years. You know who I’m talking about, it’s Rishabh Pant,” Swann said on Cricket.com.

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“He did a great job in Delhi, he is very level-headed and he seems like a sort of a mix of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli. He’s very level-headed like MS Dhoni, but he’s got a bit of spirit about him, like Virat. Like how he laughs and giggles and is chirpy behind the stumps.”

“The only reason I’d say not Rohit Sharma is the age difference. With Rishabh Pant, you’ve got someone there for the next 10 years, whereas Rohit has been around a lot already. Rohit is a brilliant skipper, we know that, and he’s done the job for Mumbai, so if he should take over, you’ve got a ready-made skipper. But if I were India, I’d think long-term and go for Rishabh Pant,” added the former off-spinner.

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Named as the captain of Delhi Capitals in Shreyas Iyer’s absence, the southpaw led the side to the playoffs in IPL 2021. Being an automatic pick in all three formats now, Swann feels Rishabh Pant is the ideal candidate to captain India in the future.

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