Gavaskar bats for a new Vice-Captain for the T20Is as Kohli steps down from his position on Thursday

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On Thursday, legendary cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said that India should groom K.L Rahul as the future leader of the Indian cricket team as Gavaskar feels that he is of captaincy material.

Since the BCCI is yet to name Kohli's successor in T20Is, Gavaskar wants them to make the stylish right-handed batsman India's next Vice-Captain.

The former captain and batting legend, Sunil Gavaskar called attention to Rahul's brilliance in International cricket.

He further showered praise for the Karnataka cricketer, who is the Captain of Punjab Kings, saying that he has shown impressive leadership qualities in the IPL and hence can be made the Vice-Captain in T20Is.

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India's Vice-Captain Rohit Sharma is ready to take off of the role of skipper after Virat Kohli announced that he will quit the captaincy of the shortest format of the game on Thursday, after the conclusion of the upcoming ICC T20 World Cup in UAE and Oman.

He took it to social media stating that he wanted to gift himself space to be fully ready to lead Team India in ODIs and Tests.

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"It's a good thing that the BCCI is looking ahead. It's important to think ahead", said Gavaskar to Sports Tak.

"If India is looking to groom a new Captain, the K.L Rahul can be looked at. He has performed well. Even now in England, his batting was very good. He has been performing well in IPL and 50-overs cricket as well at the international stage. He can be made Vice-Captain."

"He has shown very impressive leadership qualities in the IPL. He hasn't let the burden of capacity affect his batting. His name can be taken into consideration." Gavaskar also added.

Rahul, who had an impressive stint in the England Tests, scored 315 runs in 8 innings, including a century at Lord's. Not only this, but he was the third-highest run-getter of the series.

The Final Test in Manchester got cancelled due to a Covid outbreak in the Indian camp.

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