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India New Test Captain: BCCI Official’s very damaging statement for KL Rahul, ‘Did he by any stretch look like a captain to you?’

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India New Test Captain – KL Rahul Captaincy SNUB? First it was former Indian captain Sunil Gavaskar who raised question mark on KL Rahul’s captaincy credentials. Now PTI has quoted a very damaging statement by BCCI’s official on Rahul’s captaincy – Check Out: Follow Indian Cricket LIVE Updates on InsideSport.IN

According to a PTI Report, KL Rahul perhaps blew his chance towards being a long-term captaincy option for Indian cricket team during the South Africa series.

“Did KL Rahul by any stretch look like a captain to you?” a senior BCCI official counter-questioned PTI when asked if he would be considered for the Test captaincy factoring in Rohit Sharma’s track record of injuries.

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India New Test Captain: BCCI Official’s very damaging statement for KL Rahul, ‘Did he by any stretch look like a captain to you?”

KL Rahul Captaincy SNUB? It is worth noting that statement by the BCCI official has come at the back of India’s humilating 3-0 defeat by SOUTH Africa. Rahul as captain of the team during the ODI Series disappointed by his laidback approach.

KL Rahul has just been given charge of the Lucknow IPL Team & was also considered as a captaincy option for INDIA across formats. But the BCCI official’s statement has made it clear that his chance of captaining India again is all but lost.

“Did KL Rahul by any stretch look like a captain to you?” a senior BCCI official counter-questioned PTI when asked if he would be considered for the Test captaincy factoring in Rohit Sharma’s track record of injuries.

India New Test Captain: BCCI Official's very damaging statement for KL Rahul, 'Did he by any stretch look like a captain to you?'
India New Test Captain: BCCI Official’s very damaging statement for KL Rahul, ‘Did he by any stretch look like a captain to you?’

India New Test Captain: Sunil Gavaskar also ‘DISAPPOINTED’ by Rahul’s captaincy skills

Sunil Gavaskar brutally slams KL Rahul’s captaincy – Former India captain Sunil Gavaskar has also raised his doubts over KL Rahul’s captaincy after India conceded the ODI series against South Africa.

India lost all 3 matches in the ODI Series leaving Gavaskar very frustrated. The former Indian legend levied his criticism on the Indian captain, suggesting that Rahul “looked out of ideas” when the going got tough.

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Speaking to India Today, Sunil Gavaskar hoped that KL Rahul can turn it around when it comes to captaincy for the sake of the Indian team. Gavaskar said that Rahul looked out of ideas whenever South Africa put on a partnership.

He said, “Well, when there is a partnership, sometimes the captain goes out of ideas. I think that is what happened. This was a very good pitch to bat on. The ball was coming onto the bat quite nicely, you can play through the line.”

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Gavaskar added, “During that partnership, it did look as if he had run out of ideas. KL Rahul didn’t know where to go. When you have your two-most experienced death-overs bowlers in Bumrah and Bhuvneshwar, you have to keep them for the last 5-6 overs.

“So that’s where you can actually stop the opposition from running away with a big score. But these are early days of his captaincy and maybe things will turn around, let’s hope for Indian cricket’s sake that things turn around in the next couple of days,” he added.

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