Star Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya could be the next choice for the vice-captain for the Men in Blue for the upcoming Asia Cup 2022 and T20 World Cup tournaments.
Sources from BCCI revealed that Pandya could take over the position from KL Rahul, who was recently tested positive for COVID-19 and had to miss out on five-match T20I series against West Indies, a series he was supposed to play in.
"The management is discussing over one name for vice-captaincy. It could be Hardik Pandya as he gave us good results in the past. He made Gujarat Titans the champions of IPL 2022 under his leadership. He showed great performances in the series against South Africa and England. We want to name an all-rounder for this post and in the current scenario, Hardik deserves this post," sources told ANI
Before this, Rahul had undergone surgery for a groin injury sustained just before the home T20I series against South Africa in June. After his surgery, he resumed his training at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru.
Hardik Pandya has had a great 2022 so far. Fans have seen the emergence of the leader in this all-rounder.