Hardik Pandya becomes only fourth Indian captain to achieve rare feat

Sports Tak Staff
March 172023

Hardik Pandya made his ODI captaincy debut against Australia in first ODI of three-ODI series

Hardik Pandya led Team India in the absence of Rohit Sharma who had personal commitments and will join the squad for remaining games

This was Hardik Pandya's List A captaincy debut as well. Earlier, he had led in T20s only

There are three other Indian cricketers who have made their List-A captaincy debut (50-over) in an ODI match

Syed Kirmani made his ODI captaincy debut in 1983 against West Indies

Former Indian opener Virender Sehwag made his ODI captaincy debut in 2003. He went on to lead India in 12 ODIs

KL Rahul made his ODI captaincy debut in 2022 against South Africa in the absence of an injured Rohit Sharma

On Hardik Pandya’s ODI captaincy debut, India beat Australia by five wickets in a low-scoring affair at Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai

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