Bangalore: Virat Kohli, who became emotionless after India’s defeat in the final, shook hands with Shubman Gill, who looked emotionless, and hugged him before going to collect the runner-up medal. It was the most poignant moment on a tearful Sunday night for the Indian cricket team. It is also a clear signal to hand over the responsibility of Indian cricket to the next generation after India failed to win the third World Cup. Players like Kohli, Rohit Sharma and Mohammed Shami will stay for some time, but the responsibility of taking Indian cricket forward is on the shoulders of the younger generation.
These players include Gill (24 years), Shreyas Iyer (28), Ishan Kishan (25), Ruturaj Gaikwad (26), Yashasvi Jaiswal (21) and Rishabh Pant (26), who is recovering from injury, whose The first test will be held next year. It will happen in the upcoming T-20 World Cup. These players have enough experience of playing at the highest level and have proved their talent on many occasions, but carrying on the legacy of players like Kohli and Rohit is not an easy task.
Despite the defeat, the stars encouraged the Indian cricket team, saying that they are still the best team in the world for us.
In the last one and a half decade, these players have made their special place in world cricket and have shown their skill, stamina and mental toughness to the best. He also handled the added burden of captaincy well. In such a situation, who will be India’s future captain? Former Indian batsman Robin Uthappa believes that Shreyas Iyer is the most suitable player for this role.
Uthappa said on his YouTube channel, ‘Shreyas Iyer has set a great example in his dedication and confidence. He left his special mark especially on number four. If he continues his good performance, it will not be surprising if he is given the captaincy, especially in the limited overs team.