India will reportedly appoint all-rounder Hardik Pandya for their vice-captain position in the Asia Cup 2022 and T20 World Cup. Sources from BCII said that Pandya could take over the position from Kannaur Lokesh Rahul who had to miss the ongoing T20 I due to a groin injury.
According to reports, that Pandya’s performance in recent months is one of the reasons why India would like to give him the position.
"The management is discussing over one name for vice-captaincy,” the source said. “It could be Hardik Pandya as he gave us good results in the past. He made Gujarat Titans the champions of IPL 2022 under his leadership.
“He showed great performances in the series against South Africa and England. We want to name an all-rounder for this post and in the current scenario, Hardik deserves this post."
India’s captaincy is shuffling fast since Virat Kohli gave up this position in November 2021. Rohit Sharma then stepped up to the position in white ball format and Rahul filled the vice-captain position. Now with Rahul’s unavailability, Pandya is a front-runner for the position.