Manoj Tiwary makes a huge claim over India’s next white ball captain

Gujarat Titans have announced their arrival at the tournament with four wins in five games. The Ahmedabad-based outfit has eight points to its name and is on the top of the points table. Hardik Pandya’s availability and captaincy have been immense and it has sent multiple star commentators and former players crazy.

At the end of the game, awed by Hardik Pandya’s form and captaincy, Manoj Tiwary thinks that the Baroda-born player must be the next white-ball captain of Team India.

Hardik Pandya was unavailable for the national team due to multiple injuries but is fit for the tournament. In the ongoing edition, Hardik Pandya is in the Orange Cap race with 87 from 52 deliveries against Rajasthan Royals. He is also consistently bowling over 140 kmph which is helping the team to allow one more batsman to feature in the lineup. The balanced captaincy has held the team together in the league.

Manoj Tiwary tweeted on his official Twitter handle at the end of the Rajasthan Royals vs Gujarat Titans game:

If ever there is a debate on who is going to replace or in competition for Captaining team India in shorter format then it has to be @hardikpandya7 Yes whatever little I have seen of him in this #IPL as far his leadership skill is concerned, I’m damn impressed wit it #RRvGT

Rajasthan Royals were off to a blistering start with Jos Buttler’s quickfire half-century. However, Lockie Ferguson and Yash Dayal derailed Rajasthan Royals’ chase with three wickets. Hardik Pandya shone with the ball as well as he picked a wicket and inflicted a runout in the game.

Is it too soon for Manoj Tiwary to comment on Hardik Pandya’s captaincy or Hardik Pandya is the right candidate for the national team captaincy? Have your say below in the comment section.