Former Pakistani batsman Salman Butt believes that Rishabh Pant will be the next Indian captain when Virat Kohli steps down from the position. The Indian southpaw has made a name for himself since his heroics against Australia and England in the recently conducted Test series. Rishabh Pant was then named Delhi Capital’s skipper in the absence of Shreyas Iyer from IPL 2021. Stay with us to know about what Salman Butt Tips Rishabh Pant
Salman Butt Speaks about Pant, Rohit, and Rahane
Rishabh Pant carried the Delhi side brilliantly as they were standing at the top of the point’s table when the league got suspended on May 4th. If Pant maintains his momentum and shines for India in the coming years he can surely be considered as the future captain. Salman Butt reckons that the BCCI might have some plans for Pant in the future.
“I am not aware of his domestic cricket (records) in-depth but from what I have seen in the IPL, if they handed Rishabh Pant the captaincy (of Delhi Capitals), then the cricket board (BCCI) may have some plans for the future. Kohli is still young as he is not going anywhere for the next 8-9 years,” Butt was quoted as saying on his YouTube channel.
Butt also praised India’s vice-captain, Rohit Sharma. 36-year-old Butt added that Rohit Sharma is an excellent captain. “Along with him (Pant), Rohit Sharma is an outstanding captain. I really like him as a captain. Strategically and tactically, he’s a very good captain,” he stated.
He also heaped praises on India’s Test vice-captain Ajinkya Rahane. “Recently, they (India) won the Test series in Australia bin which Ajinkya Rahane was handling the captaincy. He also did a very nice job in Australia. Tactically, he was spot on and his decision-making was clear,” he added.