Former Delhi cricketer Rajkumar Sharma stated that Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) captain KL Rahul felt like he couldn’t contribute to the team’s cause after getting out early but insisted he can make a comeback in the next game.
Rahul was dismissed on the very first ball by Gujarat Titans pacer, Mohammed Shami, who went on to take two more wickets with beautiful deliveries.
“Sometimes when a captain gets out early, it plays on his mind that he could not contribute to the team’s cause. Maybe that’s what is seen in Rahul’s body language in the first game. But he is a thinking cricketer and an excellent batter, so I am confident that he can make a good comeback.”
“Yes, I agree that he needs to learn a bit about leadership. But he has led Punjab Kings before, so it’s not like he is new to the role. I am confident that he will improve with time. As for Lucknow, they are a strong team and I am sure they will do better in upcoming games,” Sharma said.
“Indian cricket’s future looks bright” – Rajkumar Sharma
Sharma added that the youngsters in the Indian team were playing very well and showed good commitment in their opening game. This bodes well for Team India, especially considering there is a T20 World Cup later this year.
“Hardik Pandya, Sanju Samson, and Shreyas Iyer, all three showed very good body language and involvement. I was impressed with Mayank Agarwal as well. These youngsters are doing their homework before entering the field. Indian cricket’s future looks bright,” he added.
Hardik handled his first game as a captain quite well while Samson and Agarwal contributed immensely to their team’s victories. As for Iyer, he didn’t have to do much against CSK but will be hoping to perform against RCB.