All eyes were on Rishabh Pant's captaincy even before the series between India and South Africa began. KL Rahul was supposed to captain the team earlier, but he was forced to withdraw due to injury, and the captaincy was given to Pant. This series has been a nightmare for Pant so far. Pant's captaincy has been questioned by many former cricketers after India's defeat in the first two matches of the series.
Former Australia bowler Brad Hogg believes Hardik Pandya, not Pant, should have been named India's captain. In the IPL, Hardik Pandya recently led Gujarat Titans to victory. Pandya was outstanding in both the batting and bowling departments during the IPL. Many prominent cricketers praised Pandya's captaincy.
Hardik Pandya is the most valuable T20 cricketer of the current era, according to the former Australia bowler. Hogg said he came in to bat in the last over of the first T20 against Africa and immediately hit big shots. At the same time, if the team requires it, he can pitch innings. This is something that only a few players are capable of.
On Tuesday, India will face Africa in the third T20 match. All eyes will be on Pant's captaincy once the match begins. There's also a chance that the team's starting lineup will be altered. Everyone is hoping that Arshdeep Singh or Umran Malik will be able to play today.