He also talked about the prospect of making Shubman Gill a candidate in the future.
He is indispensable in all three formats for the national team and equally capable of leading the national team. And if not him, perhaps Shubman Gill, if the Indian selectors feel he is the future. I’m just saying there are several candidates.
Jadeja’s tenure as captain in the Chennai Super Kings IPL team was not fruitful, it was the highest level where he was part of the leadership team. Karim was also unhappy that the selectors appointed Ajinkya Rahane as the team’s vice-captain for the upcoming West Indies series.
Kareem said: When you look at the transition period, when you select youngsters like Yashavi Jaiswal and Ruturaj Gaikwad, why would you make Ajinkya Rahane vice-captain? What’s the logic behind that? He came back to the team after being dropped from the test squad. He played one test match. He did well, that’s perfectly fine.
But if you’re looking at the future, if you want to build a team, if you want to bring up a cricketer, why would you go back to Ajinkye Rahane? I mean, with all due respect to him and his capabilities as a leader, we need to look at nurturing a young player who could succeed Rohit Sharma in the future, he added.