Having a bowler as the team captain is a rare sight in cricket. Although, few teams have shifted away from this notion and backed their bowlers to lead the side. Pat Cummins is doing the same for Australia, and ex-CSK pacer Mohit Sharma feels that Team India should do the same for the 5th Test.
India have suffered setbacks as its captain and vice-captain are out of the game.
Virat Kohli is one option, but since he let go of his duties by himself, it is unlikely that the management will return to him. Another name is Jasprit Bumrah. The 28-year-old is being considered for the role. Former Indian seamer Mohit Sharma has backed the seamer.
Sharma has supported the fact that a bowler can also lead a side. He cited the example of Kapil Dev and Pat Cummins. He said Bumrah is the ideal candidate for the captaincy.
Speaking to ANI, he said, “Paaji (Kapil Dev) did for India if you look at other countries Pat Cummins has led Australia. So, if Bumrah becomes captain, it would be great for India.”
“I don’t know how well you know Jassi (Jasprit Bumrah), but I know him very well. We played a lot of cricket together. He is a very cool and calm character. On the field, he bowls aggressively but off the field, he is very calm, and if he becomes a captain, then the taboo of fast bowlers can’t become captain will not be there.”