Rahul has been in chic contact within the ongoing version of the IPL.
The Board of Management for Cricket in India (BCCI) introduced the squads for the three-match T20I and ODI sequence adopted by four-match Border Gavaskar Trophy earlier this week. One stunning elimination from the squad was of limited-overs vice-captain Rohit Sharma, who incurred an damage whereas taking part in within the ongoing Indian Premier League.
Therefore, he has not been named for the Australian tour. Within the absence of Rohit, the wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul has been named because the vice-captain of the ODI and T20I squads. It was a pleasing shock for Rahul, who has donned the captain’s hat for the primary time for his IPL franchise Kings XI Punjab (KXIP).
Talking about his appointment because the vice-captain, Rahul reckons that although it’s a proud second for him, he’s not considering additional in regards to the management position. The batsman additional added that the upcoming two-three months are very essential and he’s trying ahead to creating most of this chance.
KL Rahul excited for the project
“It’s a very pleased and proud second. I wasn’t anticipating it, however I’m very pleased. I’m prepared for duty and problem and I’ll attempt to do my finest for my crew as a lot as I can. I’m trying ahead to the approaching tour however the subsequent 2-Three weeks earlier than which might be essential.
“The subsequent 2-Three months might be essential. I’m eager about sooner or later at a time, not a lot ahead in the mean time,” he stated whereas speaking to KXIP.in.
KL is doing an honest job because the captain of the Punjab franchise within the ongoing T20 extravaganza. Although the franchise had a tough begin within the event with only one win in seven video games, they’ve bounced again stronger and are actually positioned at fourth spot within the factors tally with six wins in twelve fixtures.
Together with main within the home event, Rahul additionally has expertise of main the Indian crew for a brief time period. Whereas touring New Zealand earlier this yr, the skipper Virat Kohli had rested himself within the final T20 of the five-match sequence and Rohit was named because the captain.
Nonetheless, Rohit needed to go away the sphere halfway within the second innings after affected by a calf damage. That is when Rahul stepped up and led the Indian crew as a stand-in captain.