SA vs IND: Huge responsibility if I am made Test captain says KL Rahul;
SA vs IND: India’s stand-in ODI captain KL Rahul said on Tuesday. He said that being named Test captain would be a huge responsibility for him.
India and South Africa will play a three-match One-Day International series. With the opening match scheduled for Wednesday in Paarl. The Proteas had previously defeated India 2-1 in the Test series.
After the Hitman was ruled out owing to a hamstring injury. KL Rahul was named captain for the forthcoming ODI series. In the series, pacer Jasprit Bumrah will be Rahul’s deputy.
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“I had not given it a thought till the names came out. Till the articles or news have been doing the rounds. Obviously, I had the opportunity to lead the Test side in Johannesburg and it was really special. The result did not go our way but it was a great learning experience for me. And it would be something I will always be proud of.” Rahul said during a virtual press conference.
“Leading the country is always special for anyone and I am no different. Yes, it would be a huge responsibility if given to me (being the Test captain). It is something that is exciting, I am not really looking to anything forward. I am just focusing on the present,” he added.
Rahul’s remarks come only days after India’s Test captain Virat Kohli revealed his decision to step aside.
(With ANI Inputs)