With Rohit Sharma not looking in great form, many have already started discussing who could replace the most successful IPL captain. Now, former Mumbai Indians captain Harbhajan Singh has come forward and given a bold prediction for the role. In this article, we take a look at Harbhajan Singh names the player who can replace Rohit Sharma as MI captain in future.
Bhajji names the player who can replace Rohit Sharma as MI captain in future
Tilak Varma has been one of the finds of the ongoing IPL campaign. He has delivered under pressure and despite it being his first season, Tilak is really looking comfortable. Seeing the way he has gone about his business, Harbhajan Singh reckons that Tilak is the future skipper of Mumbai Indians. Of course, Bhajji’s prediction is for the distant future but it is still a bold prediction by the former India spinner.
“Tilak Verma is the future Captain of Mumbai Indians.” – Harbhajan Singh (On Star Sports)
— CricketMAN2 (@ImTanujSingh) May 13, 2022
With the likes of Virat Kohli having moved away from the job, it won’t be a surprise if Rohit Sharma takes a similar route. He already has a lot on his plate with regard to Team India. Moreover, his personal form is also suffering. There are able contenders in the form of Jasprit Bumrah and Suryakumar Yadav in the franchise. Therefore, as per a few experts, Rohit might consider giving up his captaincy.
An investment for the long-term
Although he is a top-order player, Tilak Varma has done well in the middle-order for MI. In 12 games so far, he has scored 368 runs at an average of 40 and a strike rate of 130. For a player in his debut campaign, this has been a terrific show. Not to forget, he is also a decent off-spinner. Considering he will only get better from now, the signing of Tilak Varma has proved to be a top decision. As Bhajji predicted, going by the calmness and responsibility he has shown so far, Tilak can also be a good captaincy contender for the future.