Not Pandya, Gill; Who Will Be India's Next ODI Captain? Reveals 'This' CSK Legend
MS Dhoni, Suresh Raina and Robin Uthappa (Twitter)
In the aftermath of India's heartbreaking loss to Australia in the ICC World Cup 2023 final, one shining light for the Indian cricket team has been the exceptional performance throughout the tournament. Despite the disappointment of falling short in the championship match, the Indian squad, led by skipper Rohit Sharma, exhibited a flawless campaign with a record-breaking 10 wins in the tournament.
Among the standout performers, former captain Virat Kohli and current skipper Rohit Sharma have been consistent at the top of the batting order. However, it is Shreyas Iyer, securing the third spot, who has garnered attention for his remarkable comeback in the tournament.
After missing IPL 2023 due to injury, Iyer displayed resilience, scoring over 500 runs in the World Cup and earning a place among the top 10 batters.
Former India wicket-keeper batter and ex-CSK player Robin Uthappa has been effusive in his praise for Iyer's contributions. Uthappa, impressed by Iyer's handling of challenges, expressed on his YouTube Channel that if the young batsman maintains his stellar form, he wouldn't be surprised to see Shreyas Iyer leading the Indian side, especially in white-ball cricket.
Here's What He Said:
“Whatever was said about his issues with the short ball, he has shown he has put in a lot of hard work and he seems to be confident as well. He looks very very good. He looks very good at No.4. If he continues to perform this way, I won’t be surprised if he becomes the captain of the Indian side. Especially in white-ball cricket.”
Uthappa highlighted Iyer's exceptional performances, including back-to-back centuries against Netherlands and New Zealand, showcasing his capability and confidence. With a total of 526 runs and an impressive average of 75.14, Iyer's captaincy potential is becoming a topic of discussion in Indian cricket circles.