India’s senior domestic cricketer Faiz Fazal has named Australia’s Test captain Tim Paine and India’s current captain Virat Kohli as the best captain of the world.
Later this year, Tim Paine and Virat Kohli will face off each other during the much-awaited four-match Test series scheduled in December.
India is the defending champion after registering maiden Test series win in Australian soil last year. It would be interesting to see which captain proves his supremacy down the year.
However, Ranji Trophy winner Faiz Fazal is the fan of Tim Paine’s captaincy in Test.
Last year, he became the first Australian Test captain since Steve Waugh in 2001 to retain the Ashes in a series in England. Fazal, further, also acknowledged Virat Kohli as a good Test captain.
“I am a fan of Tim Paine, he is very good as a Test captain. Virat is also very good in Tests,” Faiz Fazal said.
Faiz Fazal disappointed to not get another chance:
In 2016, Faiz Fazal earned the call from the Indian team. He played only one ODI against Zimbabwe and then was dropped from the team although he scored a half-century in his debut match.
Talking about his snub from the national team, Fazal expressed that he was disappointed but was grateful to get even one match to represent India.
“The competition in Team India is very tight, I feel very fortunate that I played for India because that was the aim, to play for the country. Nothing can be compared with that. But I still aim to play for the Test team. But, yes, I feel disappointed that I could not continue my place in the Indian team,” he added.
“The game itself is my motivation and I love playing cricket at any stage. That’s why even in the off-season, unfortunately, this season, I could not go but I always travel to the UK and plays the premier league there.”
Faiz had exceptional domestic seasons in the past few years where he led Vidarbha to back to back Ranji Trophy title victories in 2017-18 and 2018-19.