Ind vs SA: KL Rahul Hails Virat Kohli’s Leadership Skills at PC Ahead of 1st ODI at Boland Park
Ind vs SA, 1st ODI: Hailing his leadership skills, Rahul said he hopes to get the best out of his players as Kohli did.
Paarl: Ahead of the first ODI at Boland Park, Paarl on Wednesday, interim skipper KL Rahul spoke to the media and lavished praise on the ex-ODI captain of the side, Virat Kohli. Hailing his leadership skills, Rahul said he hopes to get the best out of his players as Kohli did.
“Virat Kohli has the amazing ability to get the best out of all players. That is something I have learnt from him & hopefully I can do the same as captain,” Rahul said.
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Highlighting Kohli’s passion for Test cricket, Rahul thanked the former for instilling the winning belief in the side.
“The whole world knows how passionate Virat Kohli is about Test cricket. The winning belief in the current team is largely because of Virat Kohli,” Rahul added.
Rahul also hinted that he could shuffle himself in the batting order later on. “We don’t want to be predictable. I am going to be flexible as a batter. I will be opening now but I also understand I’ll have to switch to the middle or lower order later,” Rahul added further.
Rahul also hinted that Venkatesh Iyer could be used as the sixth bowling option which means he would make his ODI debut.
In the absence of newly-appointed captain Rohit Sharma, Rahul and Kohli would be the pillars of Indian batting. Plaudits reckon the pitches where the ODIs will be played would favour batters.
Rahul-led India would like to get back to winning ways after losing the Test series.
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