India and West Indies are involved in an ODI series at the moment. The first game is happening currently at the Queen’s Park Oval in Trinidad. With the seniors rested, Shikhar Dhawan was appointed as the captain while Ravindra Jadeja was nominated as the vice-captain. Ravindra Jadeja was ruled out of the first two ODIs and hence, the management has named a new vice-captain. Shreyas Iyer will be the vice-captain for Team India for the first two games. Here, we take a look at how Twitter reacted as Shreyas Iyer gets announced as the vice-captain for the first two ODIs against West Indies.
Shreyas Iyer gets announced as the vice-captain
There were plenty of reports stating Ravindra Jadeja would be unavailable for the first ODI encounter. Hence, there was curiosity as to who would be Dhawan‘s deputy in the captaincy department. In the end, it was Shreyas Iyer who was given the nod.
It has to be noted that Iyer is not in the best form, at least, in overseas nations. He is struggling against pace and there are some doubts regarding his place in the 2022 T20 World Cup. In this scenario, it is a big surprise that Iyer has been given vice-captaincy. Of course, this decision will not decide if Iyer will hold a place in the team or not. Nevertheless, it will be interesting to see how the management will handle him from now on.
Twitter reacts to the announcement
Team India has had too many captains in the last few months. The likes of Rohit Sharma, Jasprit Bumrah, Rishabh Pant, and KL Rahul have all been skippers recently. Shikhar Dhawan had the experience of the rule on the tour to Sri Lanka in 2021. Now, he is skippering the squad, again. A name has made it to the leadership group now. Therefore, there were plenty of reactions on Twitter. We take a look at a few of them below:
Who writes the scripts for Shreyas Iyer?
— SK Anand (@di_an) July 22, 2022
They made Shreyas Iyer vice captain today😂😂
— pun-eats (@whateveryarr) July 22, 2022
With the talent pool that we have, I am not able to understand how Shreyas Iyer who has been found out against short pitched bowling still continues to play and that too as vice captain. How about keeping ipl aside and taking a look at Ranji performers for once
— ROGER DCOSTA (@dcostar83) July 22, 2022
Very soon Shreyas Iyer will be captain of Indian cricket team
— Ahsan Iqbal Choudhary (@AhsanIqbal258) July 22, 2022
Shreyas iyer…..vice captain….. Lol.rahul dravid ne dropped hone se bacha liya hai iyer ko,….🤣🤣
— bhupendra (@bhupendrashind9) July 22, 2022
shreyas iyer doesn’t even have a permanent spot in the team and here he is playing as VC🤣 https://t.co/rlHGIGOako
— Jass (@jashanism) July 22, 2022
— Dorendra Bharti (@DorendraBharti) July 22, 2022
— Suha (@Kayasimple) July 22, 2022
Sanju samson captaincy>>> shreyas iyer
— Fahad Manaf (@FahadManaf9) July 22, 2022
SHREYAS IYER VICE CAPTAIN??!! AAAAAAAAAAAAA pic.twitter.com/SLsDTD64nP
— best girl (@awkdipti) July 22, 2022
dear shreyas …aaj disappoint kiya to…consider me as your retired fan
— SiDdHi💙 (@StAn_45_) July 22, 2022