Rishabh Pant: Second youngest Indian captain in T20I history

Rishabh Pant became the second-youngest Indian captain to lead Team India in T20 international cricket after Suresh Raina

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Rishabh Pant became the second-youngest captain to lead Team India in T20 international cricket after Suresh Raina. Pant was named captain of the side as KL Rahul was ruled out of the series due to injury. He has expressed that it is a huge honor to lead Team India in front of his hometown. At 24 years and 248 days, Rishabh Pant became the second youngest Indian captain in T20 Internationals.

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The list is topped by Suresh Raina, who captained India in T20Is at the age of 23 years and 197 days way back in 2010 in the absence of MS Dhoni. Raina led India in three T20Is in 2010 and 2011 and won all of them. Pant has commanded the Delhi Capitals in 30 IPL matches, winning 17 and losing 13. Meanwhile, he took the franchise to the playoffs last season but failed to reach the final.

However, the start of the Pant's captaincy journey has not gone well as India loses the game. The winning streak of team India was finally broken down by South Africa batters Dussen and Miller. Both of them scored half-centuries and made a partnership of 131 runs to drive SA home and lead the 5-match T20I series by 1-0.

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