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‘He is my favourite captain’ – Shreyas Iyer on KL Rahul

Shreyas Iyer Calls KL Rahul As His Favourite Captain

The Kolkata Knight Riders will be led by Shreyas Iyer in the forthcoming Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. The Delhi Capitals’ mandatory retentions included him. But he opted to cut ways with the team after finding that wicketkeeper-batsman Rishabh Pant was the team’s first-choice captain.

Astonishingly, the Mumbai player has chosen India limited-overs vice-captain KL Rahul as his ‘favourite captain’, as he prepares to take over as the skipper of a new squad. Further clarifying the situation, the middle-order star has said that it was Rahul who showed confidence in him when he was asked to bowl in the match.

It is KL Rahul’s natural decision-making on the field that distinguishes him: Shreyas Iyer

“The opportunity to work with him was a pleasure. First and foremost, he is an exceptional player. The confidence he exudes on the field and in team meetings, as well as the encouragement he gives to the players, is outstanding. In addition to having a very calm temperament, his decision-making on the field is quite intuitive. I had a great time playing under his supervision. In addition, he allowed me three overs of bowling. Something that none of the other captains had ever done. He’s my favourite captain, so there’s that, Iyer made the statement while speaking in the Red Bull Cricket Room at the Clubhouse.

The third One-Day International (ODI) against South Africa in Cape Town in January of this year saw Iyer bowl three overs and go wicketless. He allowed 21 runs at an economy rate of seven. KL Rahul served as the stand-in captain for the three-match One-Day International series. The Men in Blue went on to lose the series 0-3. It was an embarrassing defeat for their efforts.

Both the players will be leading their respective teams in IPL 2022

The Karnataka player will now serve as the captain of the new IPL team, the Lucknow Super Giants He had previously served as the captain of the Punjab Kings in the previous two seasons. Although they had failed to qualify for the playoffs. According to reports, KL Rahul was Punjab’s first-choice retention for the 2022 season. But he opted to leave the club to pursue greater opportunities elsewhere. The team agreed to his request.

Both Iyer and Rahul will be hopeful that they can lead their respective teams to greater heights this time around. The curtain-raiser for the IPL 2022 will take place on March 26 at Mumbai’s Wankhede Stadium. KKR will lock horns against the reigning champions CSK. On March 28, LSG will open their season against the other newcomer, the Gujarat Titans, in the same stadium.

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