Recently, the BCCI selected Hardik Pandya as captain for the T20 series against Ireland. Pandya performed brilliantly in IPL 2022. He was the captain of Gujarat Titans and his team also came out winner. Wasim Jaffer, the legend of India’s domestic matches, praised Pandya. He said that in the absence of Rohit Sharma, Pandya should captain the India team for the T20 matches.
Jaffer said: “I think Pandya deserves the India captaincy. Rohit is not available. So they may be the first choice. Indian selectors may seriously look at Pandya for the captaincy in T20 matches.
Referring to the IPL, he said: “The way Pandya has performed in the IPL, he should be given a chance. This should happen especially when Rohit Sharma is not available. He will probably be the first place for me after Rohit.
It is worth noting that at IPL 2022, Pandya had a good captaincy and performed well. He scored 487 runs in 15 games. During this he had marked 4 half centuries. Along with this, Pandya also took 8 wickets while bowling dangerously.
India Team for T20I Series v Ireland: Hardik Pandya (Captain), Bhuvneshwar Kumar (Vice-Captain), Ishan Kishan, Rituraj Gaikwad, Sanju Samson, Suryakumar Yadav, Venkatesh Iyer, Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Dinesh Karthik (WK) , Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Ravi Bishnoi, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik.