Shastri told India Today, “If Rohit is fit, he should be made captain in Tests as well. He was appointed vice-captain for the South Africa series, but could not make it there due to injuries. If he was made the vice-captain, why can’t he be promoted to captaincy?’ Rohit, who is likely to lead India across all formats, is currently 34 years old and India are certainly looking at grooming a youngster for leadership roles in the future and Shastri has roped in Rishabh Pant. The leader of the future.
He said the selectors and the team management should keep the 24-year-old Pant in mind while discussing the future captain. He further said, ‘Rishabh is a tremendous young player. I love him a lot as a coach, the good thing about him is that he always listens to you.
Shastri said, ‘He always does what he wants, but it is not true. He assesses the game well and always tries to take his team forward. Therefore, they too should always be kept in mind for leadership.’