Former India opening batsman Aakash Chopra believes KL Rahul might be the best successor to Virat Kohli because the captain of the Indian crew however for that it will likely be vital to see how the batsman performs as captain of Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2020.
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With earlier yr’s captain R Ashwin traded to Delhi Capitals, Rahul has been appointed the person in charge, and the approaching season will show whether or not he has what it takes to be the captain of the Indian crew when the time comes.
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“I have hope that his captaincy will be good. Actually, we will get an idea of his captaincy, how he runs the game, what strategies he uses. If we see Kohli and Rohit, they are of the same age bracket and at one time you may feel that they are not captain material anymore,” Chopra mentioned whereas responding to fan questions in a video shared on his Facebook web page.
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India resort to Rohit Sharma as Kohli’s substitute each time the captain is out injured or provided a break. But it can’t be the answer going ahead. Indian cricket has through the years groomed its subsequent captain in line – like MS Dhoni did with Virat Kohli. Surprisingly, with so many chop and modifications, not too many choices come to thoughts if you consider the subsequent in line. Chopra feels Rahul, 28, is likely to be the person to steer India submit Kohli’s captaincy, with the IPL sure to check his management abilities.
“As they say, a time comes when you have to pass on the baton like MS Dhoni did to Kohli and Kohli will also have to do to someone at some point. When he does that, it is possible that Rahul will be next in line,” Chopra mentioned.
“So, this IPL will show us how KL Rahul will be like a captain but I feel, the manner in which I have seen him play and his temperament, I feel he will be a good captain.”