IND vs SA LIVE: Saba Karim completely surprised with BCCI’s decision to make Jasprit Bumrah ODI vice-captain- check out

IND vs SA LIVE: Saba Karim- Jasprit Bumrah- Former India cricketer Saba Karim has expressed surprise at pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s elevation as India…

IND vs SA LIVE: Saba Karim completely surprised with BCCI's decision to make Jasprit Bumrah ODI vice-captain- check out
IND vs SA LIVE: Saba Karim completely surprised with BCCI's decision to make Jasprit Bumrah ODI vice-captain- check out

IND vs SA LIVE: Saba Karim- Jasprit Bumrah- Former India cricketer Saba Karim has expressed surprise at pacer Jasprit Bumrah’s elevation as India ODI vice-captain for SA series by BCCI. He felt that experienced Rishabh Pant should have been given the role ahead of Bumrah. Follow India vs South Africa LIVE updates on InsideSport.IN

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IND vs SA LIVE: Saba Karim completely surprised with BCCI’s decision to make Jasprit Bumrah ODI vice-captain

“I was extremely surprised; I was not expecting Jasprit Bumrah to be made the vice-captain. I was hoping that Rishabh Pant had more chances to be made the vice-captain because he is also a multi-format player, he plays all three formats. Pant’s performances as captain of the Delhi Capitals have been very good. We are seeing how he reads the match, he has a lot of game awareness,” former national selector Saba Karim said.

Saba Karim, while stating that Bumrah was talented, added that the bowler had no captaincy experience at the top level.

“Jasprit Bumrah has the talent, his role is very important for the Indian team but he has not captained anywhere till now. So it is slightly surprising. I was feeling that Rishabh Pant was the first candidate as vice-captain,” he added.

Jasprit Bumrah has reportedly been rewarded for his consistency in all three formats of the game over the years.

The BCCI recently announced the India squad for the ODI series against the Proteas, naming KL Rahul as the skipper of the 18-member side, with newly-appointed skipper Rohit Sharma unavailable due to injury. Rahul, who is currently the vice-captain of the Test team in South Africa, will lead the ODI team in absence of Rohit, while Bumrah will be his deputy.

Before the announcement of the ODI team, there was speculation that if Rohit is ruled out, either wicketkeeper-batter Rishabh Pant or Shreyas Iyer could get the vice-captain’s job because of their IPL captaincy stints. But the Chetan Sharma-led selection panel chose Bumrah.

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IND vs SA LIVE: Saba Karim completely surprised with BCCI’s decision to make Jasprit Bumrah ODI vice-captain

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