India skipper KL Rahul was dominated out of the five-match T20 Worldwide collection in opposition to South Africa attributable to a groin damage. The announcement got here in, only a day earlier than the primary match of the collection. Rishabh Pant, who was named as Rahul's deputy, will now lead the aspect in his absence. In the meantime, Hardik Pandya might be taking part in because the vice-captain within the collection. With this, Pant turned India's second-youngest T20I captain. “It's a excellent feeling, didn't come below excellent circumstances however on the identical time I'm feeling completely happy. I want to thank the BCCI for giving me this chance to steer the Indian aspect. I'll attempt to make most out of it. Thanks to all my well-wishers for supporting me in my journey by way of my thick and skinny of my cricketing profession. I'll look to make it a base and preserve enhancing and preserve making my life higher and higher every day,” the wicket-keeper batter mentioned throughout a press convention. After the announcement, Pant's title turned a prime pattern on social media and followers flooded the timeline wishing him for the brand new function.
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