The Indian cricket team will soon go into a transitional phase. Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma are the biggest match-winners of the team in the batting department right now, but they are unlikely to be around in the blue jersey for the next 10 years. The team management already has one eye on the future because they have tried KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Hardik Pandya as captains. Prithvi Shaw could be the dark horse in this race.
One of the biggest expectations that fans have from the captain of the Indian cricket team is that he guides the nation to glory in multi-nation tournaments. It has been almost nine years since the Men in Blue celebrated an ICC trophy win. Their last triumph was in Champions Trophy 2013.
KL Rahul has not been so impressive as captain, while Rishabh Pant is learning slowly. Hardik Pandya was fantastic as the captain of the Gujarat Titans, and it remains to be seen how he performs as the Indian cricket team captain.
A Twitter user recently listed down the achievements of Prithvi Shaw as captain of different teams. Here is the list:
Prithvi Shaw as captain:
– Won the Under 19 WC 2018
– Won the Mumbai T20 League 2019
– Won the Vijay Hazare Trophy 2021
– Qualified into the Final of Ranji Trophy 2022Advertisement
— Johns. (@CricCrazyJohns) June 18, 2022
If Mumbai wins the Ranji Trophy this year, then Shaw will further strengthen his chances of being a candidate for the leadership group in the future.
Virender Sehwag thinks India needs someone like Prithvi Shaw to win the ICC World Test Championship
Former Indian cricket team captain Virender Sehwag had recently shared his views on Shaw. Praising him on Sports 18 show ‘Home of Heroes, Virender Sehwag said:
“He (Prithvi Shaw) is a player who can bring back the excitement in Test cricket. The opposition will have to think if 400 would be enough with Shaw and Pant in our ranks. Shaw and Pant in one team could help India rule Test cricket, win World Test Championship.”