Ace batter KL Rahul has been roped in as the skipper of the Rohit Sharma-less side for India’s first task after the finish of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season 2022.
Rahul, who led debutants Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the fifteenth edition of the money-rich league will likewise lead the Rahul Dravid-coached Team India without the presence of a few veteran campaigners.
KL Rahul’s Captaincy To Be Put To Test In Series Against South Africa
Rahul’s strategic discernment will be put to test in the South Africa series as the hosts are set to miss the administrations of skipper Rohit, former captain Virat Kohli and pace bowler Jasprit Bumrah.
Throughout the long term, Rahul has procured praises for his leadership abilities in the planet’s most extravagant T20 league – the IPL. Subsequent to driving the Punjab Kings (PBKS) franchise from the front for three seasons, Rahul headed out in different directions from the 2014 finalists and joined Lucknow Super Giants for the fifteenth season of the money rich league.
Under his captaincy, LSG reached the playoff phase of the 10-team competition. Opener Rahul was before named as the vice-captain of the Team India side after Kohli ventured down as the head of the Men In Blue.
KL Rahul Finding His Feet In The Captaincy Role: Shaun Pollock
Discussing Rahul’s leadership role in front of the South Africa series, former Proteas skipper Shaun Pollock saw that the ace Indian player is digging up some authentic confidence as the head of the Indian side.
“A lot of people in the Indian setup who know Indian cricket really well have said that KL Rahul is a bit of a reluctant captain and is not a natural leader.
But I think he is finding his feet and is coming to his own. When you are leading from the front with your performance, it makes the rest of the things easy,” Pollock told Cricbuzz.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul had another successful season in the IPL with the bat as he scored 616 runs from 16 games and completed as the highest run-getter for the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the current year’s cash-rich association.