Irfan Pathan opines as Hardik Pandya named vice-captain for T20 World Cup

Irfan Pathan opines as Hardik Pandya named vice-captain for T20 World Cup. “Pandya’s performance consistency and dedication to Indian cricket are under question,” Pathan stated.

Due to his time as captain of the Mumbai Indians in the India Premier League 2024, Hardik Pandya has come under scrutiny. MI is one of the teams at the bottom of the points table and has performed horribly in the league with lots of money. In the midst of all of this, Pandy was select to lead the Indian squad in the 2024 T20 World Cup as vice captain. Irfan Pathan, a former Indian pacer, has analyzed this management decision.

“After the T20 World Cup, senior players were included because of their experience rather than being excluded as a strategy. Planning must be clear, and teams typically follow a defined path. Rohit Sharma assumed captaincy for T20 matches, replacing Hardik Pandya. After the T20 World Cup, a new strategy implement, with the goal of fielding a younger team with Pandya and Surya as possible captains. However, concerns are raised about Pandya’s reliability and dedication to Indian cricket, Pathan stated on Star Sports Press Room Show, Ticket to World Cup.

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Someone like Bumrah wouldn’t have been a bad choice: Pathan

Online, MI came under fire for Pandya’s preferential treatment. More than anything, reports had indicated that the batter was demanding the captaincy mantle. The management of Indian teams has also faced a good deal of criticism. When Jasprit Bumrah return from injury, he immediately name captain. The team saw multiple skippers take the lead at various times. Pathan claimed that egalitarianism should triumph over the culture of favoritism.

Online criticism directed at MI for the preferential treatment Pandya given. Reports had indicated that the batter was more than willing to take on the captaincy role. Indian team management has faced a good deal of criticism as well. Upon his return from injury, Jasprit Bumrah was immediately appoint captain. A number of skippers led the team at different times. Egalitarianism should triumph over the culture of favoritism, according to Pathan.

“Equal treatment for all players is essential for success in competitions such as the World Cup. Returning to your initial query, I can now understand the reasoning behind Hardik Pandya’s selection as vice captain given the significance of maintaining leadership continuity. Still, it might make sense for the selectors to choose continuity given the way things are going right now. However, he added, “I think Bumrah wouldn’t have been a bad choice either.”

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