KL Rahul was made the captain of the ODI team after Rohit Sharma was injured. Earlier, during the Test series too, he took over the command of Team India.
KL Rahul is captaining ODI for the first time.
South Africa (South Africa Cricket Team) in the first ODI against India (Indian Cricket TeamKL Rahul (Captaining)KL Rahul) made history. As soon as he stepped down to the captaincy, Rahul became only the third Indian player to captain the country in 50-over cricket without captaining ‘List A’ cricket. Earlier, wicket-keeper batsman Syed Kirmani and aggressive opener Virender Sehwag have achieved this feat. With Rohit Sharma not fully fit for the South Africa tour, Rahul has been given the responsibility of captaining the team for the three-match ODI series.
The selectors had earlier made Rohit the captain of the ODI team after the T20 after Virat Kohli quit the captaincy of the T20 team. Karnataka batsman Rahul is captaining India in his 39th ODI. The last player to captain the team before playing 50 One Day Internationals for the country was Mohinder Amarnath, who led the team for the first time in October 1984. When Mohinder led the team for the first time, he was playing his 35th ODI.
KL Rahul lost the toss
KL Rahul lost his first Test as ODI captain. In this match, South Africa won the toss and decided to bat first and Madhya Pradesh all-rounder Venkatesh Iyer made his ODI debut. KL Rahul will be seen opening during this match. He was playing in the middle order for the last two years. But Rohit Sharma is not there yet, so he decided to go to the opening.
Was also made captain in test series
KL Rahul also got a chance to captain during the Test series on South Africa tour. Virat Kohli was injured before the second test. In such a situation, Rahul had to take the responsibility of captaincy. Before this match, he had captained in only one first class match. He has captaincy experience in T20 format. He did this work for Punjab Kings in IPL. He was the captain of the team in the year 2020 and 2021. However, there was not much success. Under his leadership, the team did not go to the playoffs even once.
KL Rahul is now reported to be the captain of the Lucknow franchise in IPL 2022. This new team of IPL has decided to take Rahul with them.
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