Former Indian speedster Ashish Nehra has revealed his pick for future Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain after Virat Kohli parts ways with the captaincy.
Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) had an amazing outing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 as they managed to bag 18 points in 14 games to finish the group stage at number 3 position in the points table.
Although, Royal Challengers Bangalore have been enjoying their run in the 14th edition of IPL, The problems for the franchise might increase in the next edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) if they are unable to find a good successor for Virat Kohli.
Notably, the current Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli has announced that he will be stepping down from the captaincy after the 14th edition of the Indian Premier League, However, Kohli has made it clear that he will be part of the Royal Challengers Bangalore franchise as a batsman till the very end of his IPL. career.
Devdutt Padikkal Has The Ability To Lead The Royal Challengers Bangalore Team – Ashish Nehra
Former Indian fast bowler Ashish Nehra has named Devdutt Padikkal as a future leader of RCB and he feels he can lead the team effectively in future.
Although many fans want legendary South African batter AB de Villiers to be the next leader of Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) after Virat Kohli steps down but he is already 37-year-old and doesn’t have many years left in cricket.
Ashish Nehra believes that if Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) wants a long-term captain then it has to be 21-year-old Devdutt Padikkal. Speaking to Cricbuzz Ashish Nehra stated:
“Devdutt Padikkal has the ability to lead the Royal Challengers Bangalore team effectively. If the team is looking for a player as the captain for a long time, then they will have to hand over the captaincy to Padikkal.”
Devdutt Padikkal made his IPL debut in 2020 and has been batting consistently for Virat Kohli and co. Padikkal has so far smashed 822 runs in 26 games in the IPL.
Meanwhile, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) will lock horns with Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) in the eliminator of Indian Premier League (IPL) 2021 on Monday.