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WHO IS THE YOUNGEST CAPTAIN IN IPL?

Virat Kohli, the icon of Delhi and former captain of the Indian cricket team, stays the youngest captain in IPL history. He was handed over the captaincy for the Royal Challengers Bangalore for a time span. The Indian Premier League is famous for seeing the competition among young cricket players. We have seen young players coming out of the league and creating a history. 

Here are some of the best and youngest captains that the Indian Premier League has ever seen in its entire history. You must know what great talent these cricketers carry with them. 

  • VIRAT KOHLI

He was the captain for Royal Challengers Bangalore and handled the captaincy at 22 years of age. He was the favourite of all since the start and had a special place in the heart of all cricket fans. He always showed the spirit of his leadership and was an excellent captain of the team. He was made the captain in 2011 when skipper Daniel Vettori got injured, and then Virat Kohli was asked to handle the captaincy for the team in IPL for a time span of 4 months and 6 days. 

Under his captaincy, the team won two matches out of three and showed a superb performance throughout. After two years, the team of Royal challengers Bangalore appointed him as their permanent captain. 

  • STEVE SMITH

He had a very long pending entry into the Indian Premier League. He remained unsold in the IPL 2012 auction and was roped in by Pune Warriors India because Micthell Marsh was getting replaced, the fate and fortune changed for Steve Smith. 

When the league campaign went south for the new franchise, Sourav Ganguly, the captain decided to bench himself and then Steve Smith was chosen as the new skipper for the team. The Pune team did not win any of the matches, but Smith got to be one of the youngest captains in IPL. 

  • SHREYAS IYER

He became the captain for Delhi Capitals during the Indian Premier League in 2018. He came on the captaincy seat when Gautam Gambhir decided to bench himself because of his poor performance. He was given the captaincy at the age of 23 years. He showed some great captaincy and abilities, which were commendable. 

But then he faced some injury, and Rishabh Pant replaced him as their new captain during IPL. 

  • SURESH RAINA

He has been the deputy of MS Dhoni since 2010 and was always ready to lead the team besides him. Then he was given the captaincy for the team. He became the captain for Gujarat Lions when Chennai Super Kings and Rajasthan Royals got suspended from the IPL. 

He is also a good captain and led the team with full consciousness. 

  • RISHABH PANT

He was appointed as the captain of the Delhi Capitals team, and the team could win only three of the matches. But, Pant’s debut season in captaincy ended in heartbreak because it was not good, and the team got defeated by the team of Kolkata Knight Riders. 

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