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Salman Butt Explains Why KL Rahul Was Named India’s ODI Captain Forward Of Virat Kohli



Former Pakistan batter Salman Butt defined the rationale why Virat Kohli wasn’t named captain of the ODI facet after Rohit Sharma couldn’t make it to the squad for South Africa ODIs.

On Friday, India’s ODI squad for the three-match ODI sequence in opposition to South Africa was introduced. KL Rahul was named the captain of the 18-member squad.

Rohit Sharma, who was named India’s new white-ball captain, wasn’t included within the ODI sequence as he hasn’t regained full health from the hamstring harm he suffered throughout a coaching session in Mumbai.

KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma
KL Rahul, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma. (Picture: Twitter)

Virat Kohli is not going to lead this workforce any additional: Salman Butt

Kohli stepped down from India’s T20I captaincy position after the completion of the ICC T20 World Cup 2021 occasion in UAE. Final month the nationwide selectors and prime BCCI brass mutually agreed to not have two white-ball captains for the Indian workforce.

Subsequently, Rohit was named captain for each T20Is and ODIs and Kohli was left alone with simply Take a look at captaincy.

Butt cited the instance of how MS Dhoni wasn’t named captain as soon as he gave up the captaincy. The previous Pakistan participant defined why KL Rahul was given the reins to steer the workforce forward of Kohli.

Virat Kohli is not going to lead this workforce any additional. And when he’s now not going to captain the workforce, they may choose the vice-captain because the stand-in captain, who will lead the workforce sooner or later and likewise captained an IPL workforce. I don’t see the rationale why they won’t give him (Rahul) this chance,” Butt stated on his YouTube channel.

MS Dhoni Virat Kohli T20 World Cup 2016
MS Dhoni, Virat Kohli. (Picture: Twitter)

This has been the sample that Indian cricket has been following. Each time there’s a likelihood, they offer kids the chance and hand him the duty to check him.

“So, I really feel this can be a good alternative for KL Rahul. We noticed this even throughout MS Dhoni’s time, every time India have been up in opposition to smaller nations, he used handy the captaincy to kids and the workforce used to win. So that is their sample and I really feel this can be a good technique to decide a participant by handing him the duty,” he added.

KL Rahul will use his IPL expertise to steer India in opposition to South Africa in ODIs

KL Rahul had unofficially led India throughout their fifth T20I recreation in opposition to New Zealand in 2020. Rahul led India on the sphere as Rohit, who was then stand-in skipper for India, battled with a calf tear throughout his batting within the first innings.

Rahul additionally has expertise of main Punjab Kings for 2 seasons in 2020 and 2021 earlier than he was launched by the franchise.

The ODI sequence between South Africa and India will start on January 19 on the Boland Park in Paarl adopted by the second match on January 21 in the identical venue. The ultimate ODI might be performed in Cape Town on January 23.

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