Salman Butt opines on Hardik Pandya as India captain
By SMCS - Nov 19, 2022 12:29 pm
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The Indian cricket team started their journey after the T20 World Cup 2022 with Hardik Pandya as the captain on the tour of New Zealand. Though Rohit Sharma is still the captain across all three formats, he has been given a break from the series, with Hardik leading the side for the tour. However, many have backed Hardik to succeed Rohit as India’s skipper in the shortest format but former Pakistan cricketer, Salman Butt, isn’t convinced with the idea.

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In a video on his YouTube channel, Butt said, “I don’t know who is seeing him as captain and who is watching such dreams. He has talent and has tasted success in the IPL. But even Rohit Sharma has been successful five to six times in the IPL. If he had scored well in a couple of matches (in the T20 World Cup 2022), people wouldn’t have been talking about making this change at the top. In the Asian subcontinent, people start talking about such drastic and big changes rather soon. Not all of them, but quite a few, who probably don’t understand how these things work. Sometimes, just for the sake of giving an opinion, people say, ‘change the captain’.”

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Meanwhile, Salman Butt shared that only one captain can win the World Cup, among all but that doesn’t mean the remaining 11 captains should be changed as well. However, Hardik Pandya was about to lead the Indian team in the first T20I against New Zealand on Friday in Wellington but the rain played a spoilsport.

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“Only one captain has won the World Cup, the rest of the teams have lost. Will you change the captains of all 11 teams because they lost the World Cup?”, Salman Butt concluded.