India is currently busy playing the three-match ODI series against West Indies. They have sealed the series already with one match to go. A five-match T20I series is also going to take place after this series. But, now, former Indian batter Robin Uthappa opened up on his preferred candidates for India across all three formats.
Since Virat Kohli left the captaincy of India, this steam has tried many players like Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma, KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Hardik Pandya, Jasprit Bumrah, and Shikhar Dhawan as captains in all three formats. Rohit Sharma’s fitness has become a concern as it led the Indian Board to see other options until now.
“According to me, (Jasprit) Bumrah would be a great captain for Test cricket.” – Robin Uthappa
Speaking in a ShareChat’s Audio Chatroom session – ‘CricChat Powered by Parimatch’, Robin said that Jasprit Bumrah will be a good choice for Test captaincy. He also became the captain in the longest format as Rohit missed the one-off Test against England at Edgbaston. Rohit got tested positive for Covid-19.
Robin also took KL Rahul’s or Rishabh Pant’s name for the ODI captaincy. He said: “According to me, (Jasprit) Bumrah would be a great captain for Test cricket. For ODI, the choices would be KL Rahul or Rishabh Pant,” He also opened up on the lean patch of Virat Kohli which has become a concern for India.
Robin said that no one has any right to teach him as he knows what to do. Virat’s ability has helped him so far to score so many centuries for his country. He also added that Kohli will be back soon to score another 30 or 35 centuries for India. “When he (Virat Kohli) was scoring runs when he was hitting hundred after hundred, nobody said he should play like this or that. Now, I don’t think we have any right to tell him how to play. He has scored 70 hundred thanks to his own abilities and he will score another 30 or 35 also on his own abilities,” Uthappa concluded.