India vs South Africa: The first match of the 5 T20 match series between India and South Africa (India vs South Africa 1st T20) was played at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Thursday. The visiting team won this match by 7 wickets. A day before the match, KL Rahul was ruled out of the series due to injury. In such a situation, Rishabh Pant was given the command of T20 series. Pant became the 8th captain to lead India in T20Is. But after the loss in the first match, Captain Pant made a shameful record in his name.
Pant-Virat lost the first match
Pant has become the second Indian captain after Virat Kohli to have lost the first match as a captain in T20. First of all, Virender Sehwag took over the command of the Indian team in the 1st match against South Africa in 2006 and won this match. Dhoni had captained against Scotland in the World Cup, but the match was canceled due to rain. After this, Mahi defeated Pakistan in his first match in T20 as captain. Suresh Raina had captained 3 T20 matches against Zimbabwe in the year 2010 and won.
Dhawan beat Sri Lanka
Ajinkya Rahane captained T20 in 2 matches against Zimbabwe in the year 2015 and won the first match. After this, the run machine played against England in 2017 under the captaincy of Virat Kohli, but was defeated in the first match. Rohit took over the captaincy of the team against Sri Lanka in 2017 and won the first match. After this, Shikhar Dhawan took over the command of T20 in 2021 and won against Sri Lanka in the first match.
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