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Bharat Arun not in favor of making Bumrah as India captain

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India’s former bowling coach, Bharat Arun, in an interview with News9 revealed that Bumrah may not be a suitable option to lead India into the future.

India’s current lead bowler in all three formats has to his credit 292 international wickets. His ability to stop the flow of runs in the death overs as well as his outstanding yorkers have made him almost impossible to keep away from the team.

Bharat Arun not in favor of making Bumrah as India captain, Six Sports

Bharat Arun questions Bumrah’s capacity to captain in all three formats

Bumrah was vice-captaining the ODI series for India against South Africa and India eventually lost 3-0.

But now he has been given a rest ahead of the West Indies series.

According to Arun, Bumrah must not be given the Indian team captaincy so early as he’s a bowler who will tend to become tired of bowling long spells in all three formats and would need to be rested from time to time.

Bharat Arun not in favor of making Bumrah as India captain, Six Sports

Bumrah is somebody who has got a mind to do it (captaincy). But giving a captaincy to Bumrah…would he be able to sustain all three formats all the time? That’s the question you would have because Bumrah is a bowler who we need to take care of.

Adding further, he said,

He needs to be given sufficient breaks between matches and between series to stay fresh. Taking that into account, I’m not too sure if he can be the captain.

Bharat Arun in favor of a batsman as captain

Bharat Arun not in favor of making Bumrah as India captain, Six Sports

Everyone saw how KL Rahul led the Indian team from Tests to ODIs. But he couldn’t work any of his magic as captain as the team suffered four straight losses.

Arun has given three options who can become good leaders for India in the future. They are KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, and Shreyas Iyer.

Bharat Arun not in favor of making Bumrah as India captain, Six Sports
Bharat Arun not in favor of making Bumrah as India captain, Six Sports

Arun feels if all three of them prove themselves as consistent in any particular time frame, then they would bloom into excellent future captains for India.

If you look at KL Rahul, Rishabh Pant, Shreyas Iyer..between the three of them, any one of them has got the quality to lead the side. It depends on how they are faring at a particular point of time. I would rather prefer a batsman because he can play in all three formats without being rested for any series to take the mantle of captaincy.

India and West Indies will face off each other in the first ODI on the 6th of February at Ahmedabad. Rohit Sharma is returning to the side after fully recovering from a hamstring injury.

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