Ashish Nehra thinks Jasprit Bumrah can become Team India's captain

Ashish Nehra

Ashish Nehra has backed Jasprit Bumrah to become the captain of the Indian cricket team. Many fans would know that the Virat Kohli captaincy era comes to an end in the T20 international format tonight. 

Team India will play their last match under Virat Kohli’s captaincy in the shortest format of the game against the Namibian cricket team tonight. It should not be a surprise if Virat ends his T20I captaincy tenure with a grand victory in Dubai. 

Now the hot topic in the Indian cricketing circles is who will become the new Indian T20I captain. According to reports, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul are the front-runners to take over the reins of the Indian team in the shortest format of the game. 

However, former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra believes Jasprit Bumrah is also a candidate. Speaking on Cricbuzz Live, Nehra said:

"India has already made a mistake by not making me the captain. They won't want to make another mistake (chuckles)! But no, it's not like that. Courtney Walsh was a captain, Wasim Akram was a captain, Waqar Younis was a captain too... There's nothing like that..."

It’s nowhere written in the rule book that fast bowlers cannot be captains: Ashish Nehra 

Ashish Nehra highlighted how Jasprit Bumrah has been a regular fixture in the Indian playing XI in all three formats of the game and added:

“Jasprit Bumrah can be an option too. As Ajay [Jadeja] said, he's sturdy, a certainty in the team, and is always in the XI for all formats. It's nowhere written in the rule book that fast bowlers can't be captains.”

The Indian cricket team is scheduled to play its next T20I series against New Zealand. It will be the beginning of a new era in Indian cricket. It will be interesting to see who leads the Men in Blue. 

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