KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo: BCCI)

India stand-in ODI captain KL Rahul has said that captaining the Indian team in the longest format of the game is “something that is exciting”.

India lost the three-match Test series against South Africa by 1-2 and now they will be eyeing winning the three-match One Day Internationals series, which will begin from Wednesday in Paarl.

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Original India white-ball captain Rohit Sharma has been ruled out of the three-match ODI series against South Africa due to a hamstring injury and KL Rahul has been given the responsibility to lead the team and star pacer Jasprit Bumrah is set to be his deputy.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo: Twitter)

During the pre-match press conference, Rahul has said that leading the team in the Johannesburg Test against South Africa was special for him

I had not given it a thought till the names came out, till the articles or news have been doing the rounds. Obviously, I had the opportunity to lead the Test side in Johannesburg and it was really special. The result did not go our way but it was a great learning experience for me and it would be something I will always be proud of,” Rahul said during a virtual press conference.

It Would Be A Huge Responsibility If Given To Me – KL Rahul On Test Captaincy

Wasim Jaffer on KL Rahul
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Virat Kohli recently stepped down as India’s Test captain and Rahul is being looked at as one of the potential candidates for Kohli’s successor in Test cricket.

KL Rahul while talking about being the Test captain said that “ it would be a huge responsibility” for him. He added that he is not looking forward to anything and his focus is just on the present.

Leading the country is always special for anyone and I am no different. Yes, it would be a huge responsibility if given to me (being the Test captain). It is something that is exciting, I am not really looking to anything forward, I am just focusing on the present,” he added.

Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul
Jasprit Bumrah, KL Rahul. (Photo: Twitter)

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