Former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja thinks Rahul is too quiet to be the leader of the pack.
He also believes that quality helps in the long run, but not as a captain.
Jadeja said while speaking to Cricbuzz:
“If you look at KL Rahul, he’s been the captain of this team for the past two years, I never get the feeling that he’s a ‘leader’. Whenever this team has gone through a good phase or a bad phase, we never look at him. The team (PBKS playing XI) that’s playing today, the changes that have been made, do you think KL Rahul would have made that?”
“Someone becomes an Indian captain based on his philosophy because he should be a leader. I have not seen that in KL Rahul so far because he’s very soft-spoken and adjusts to everything. If he becomes the captain one day, then it’s a certainty he’ll last the longest because a guy ready to adjust can stay longer in that position,” Jadeja added.
Under Rahul’s leadership, Punjab has played 25 matches, winning 11 and losing 14. PBKS is currently in fifth place with 10 points. They still have one game to play, but now they will have to rely on other results to make the playoffs. The franchise ranked sixth in the last two IPL seasons.
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