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Virat Kohli will assist the brand new captain, says Irfan Pathan

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Irfan Pathan believes Virat Kohli may nonetheless contribute so much to the Indian cricket group in a management position although he has stop captaincy. “He’s not the captain, however so long as he’s within the group, he’s a pacesetter,” the previous India all-rounder stated.

“He’ll assist the brand new captain to do the best factor.”

Irfan, who performed for the India Maharajas on the Legends League Cricket that concluded right here on Saturday, stated Kohli was the very best captain India ever had in Exams. “He despatched out the best messages, and he took the group’s health to a different stage,” he stated. “I’m certain he’ll assist out others, particularly Rohit Sharma. Each captain contributes uniquely. Kohli had his vitality, Rohit gives you calmness.”

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Irfan feels the BCCI has accomplished a superb job through the pandemic. “It’s commendable that they organised each the Vijay Hazare and Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy tournaments and that too with so many groups,”  he stated. “And we now have folks like Rahul Dravid in decision-making roles. I had urged final yr to him that we should always flip the Underneath-23 age-group into Underneath-25 in order that the children do not lose their two years.”

Irfan is glad that Deepak Hooda was picked for India’s ODI group in opposition to the West Indies. “I bear in mind him coming to the Moti Bagh Stadium alongside together with his father and I began practising with him,” he stated. “What he did within the final two years speaks so much about his character. He has good wrists, he’s a gun fielder and match winner.”

Irfan loved taking part in on the Legends event. “It’s a nice platform for former gamers,” he stated.

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