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KL Rahul's IPL captaincy more a test than a treat

New franchise Lucknow Super Giants will provide the set-up for Rahul to shine, but will also expect him to rise to the challenge

KL Rahul's captaincy for Lucknow Super Giants will be the cynosure of all eyes. (Getty )
Published on Feb 02, 2022 09:17 PM IST
By, Mumbai

Shaheen Afridi names 3 Indian stars as his dream hat-trick

Well, he did dismiss all three of them during India's last meeting with Pakistan, in the ICC T20 World Cup 2021, in a group-stage tie.

Pakistan's Shaheen Afridi(REUTERS)
Published on Jan 29, 2022 08:43 AM IST

'He isn't ready for the position': Ex-PAK captain miffed with Rahul's captaincy

Butt further added that India lacked that intensity and aggressiveness that they showed under the captaincy of Kohli, which he felt was evident from the manner in which South Africa beat India.

India's KL Rahul throws the ball (REUTERS)
Published on Jan 22, 2022 04:08 PM IST

Watch: Rahul fumes at Pant after both left shockingly stranded at the same end

KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant were stranded at the same end and yet South Africa messed up a great opportunity to run India captain KL Rahul out during the second ODI in Paarl on Friday.

What did we just see. (Screengrab)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 03:55 PM IST
By, New Delhi

'Don't think he's even led Karnataka': Gavaskar gives verdict on Rahul captaincy

Gavaskar used strong words for the 29-year-old, saying that at times, Rahul looked clueless when Temba Bavuma and Rassie van der Dussen were bludgeoning the Indian attack at Boland Park, but at the same time sounded optimistic of it getting better with time.

Under KL Rahul, India have lost both matches in South Africa. (Getty)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 07:50 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'He's got only 24 hours to turn it around': Steyn rates Rahul's captaincy

Following India's 31-run defeat to South Africa in the 1st ODI, Dale Steyn has rated KL Rahul's captaincy. 

Dale Steyn has his say on KL Rahul's captaincy. (Getty Images)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 07:46 AM IST
By, New Delhi

IPL: KL Rahul set to lead Lucknow franchise

It is learnt that Rahul is one of the players Lucknow has picked from the draft ahead of the mega auction on February 12 and 13 in Bengaluru.

India batter KL Rahul celebrates after scoring 50 runs(AP)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 03:28 PM IST
PTI | , New Delhi

'They were waiting for Virat to quit': Ex-PAK captain on Rohit, Rahul's reaction

Despite tributes pouring in from Indian players for Virat Kohli, a former Pakistan captain has taken exception to it and feels the motive behind their message seems otherwise.

Rohit Sharma (L) and KL Rahul (R) are the top contenders to replace Virat Kohli as India's Test captain. (Getty Images)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 12:54 PM IST
By, New Delhi

KL Rahul should be made Test skipper: Former BCCI secretary Sanjay Jagdale

Virat Kohli on Saturday dropped a bombshell by quitting Test captaincy, a day after India suffered a Test series defeat to a second-string South Africa.

Umpire Marais Erasmus has a word with Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul (AP)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 02:18 PM IST
PTI | , Indore

‘Wicketkeeper cannot be opening batter in Tests’: Gambhir on KL Rahul

KL Rahul has donned the gloves for India in the limited-over format on previous occasion and many believe he can do the same in the longer format of the game too.  

India opener KL Rahul (AP)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 03:58 PM IST

‘If I want to be harsh’: KL Rahul explains reason behind IND's defeat against SA

KL Rahul, who was leading the Indian unit in the absence of Virat Kohli, lauded the opponent, stating they deserved the win.

Umpire Marais Erasmus has a word with Ajinkya Rahane and KL Rahul(AP)
Updated on Jan 06, 2022 10:26 PM IST

KL Rahul as skipper: A remarkable turnaround

The last time Rahul was in South Africa, in 2018, it marked the beginning of the worst phase of his career. Six months since a lucky break gave him a second chance, he has risen swiftly to the top

KL Rahul celebrates his half century on Day 1 of 2nd Test between India and South Africa (ANI)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 08:02 PM IST
By, Mumbai

WATCH: Umpire warns Rahul for late pull-out against Rabada, batter says 'sorry'

On Day 1 of the 2nd Test in Johannesburg, KL Rahul received a warning from umpire Marais Erasmus, which was captured clearly by the stump microphone.

KL Rahul pulled out at the last minute against Kagiso Rabada. (Twitter screengrab)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 04:03 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Why is Virat Kohli not playing 2nd Test? Stand-in captain KL Rahul answers

India vs South Africa, 2nd Test: Kohli's absence offered Hanuma Vihari an opportunity to feature in the second Test.

Indian skipper Virat Kohli(ANI)
Published on Jan 03, 2022 01:11 PM IST

IND vs SA: West Indies legend wins hearts with epic tweet for centurion KL Rahul

While several members of the cricketing fraternity paid its compliments to KL Rahul for his swashbuckling century, one particular post of appreciation from a West Indies legend takes the cake.

KL Rahul celebrates his 7th Test century. (BCCI)
Updated on Dec 27, 2021 05:04 PM IST
By, New Delhi

IND vs SA 1st Test: 'This is what is expected out of me' - KL Rahul

KL Rahul returned unbeaten on Day 1, accumulating 122 runs, and will now lead India's charge on the second day along with Ajinkya Rahane.

KL Rahul celebrates his century on Day 1 of the 1st Test between India and South Africa at SuperSport Park in Centurion on Sunday. (ANI)
Published on Dec 27, 2021 02:00 PM IST

IND vs SA: Laxman highlights pattern that will assist India star in South Africa

VVS Laxman explained a pattern, which he found very impressive in the Indian star's batting and feels it could help the him perform well in South Africa.

File Photo of VVS Laxman.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 16, 2021 07:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi

'There may be alliances. KL, Hardik very close': Vettori on MI releasing Pandya

Former New Zealand captain Daniel Vettori has listen two reasons that could have led to Mumbai Indians releasing all-rounder Hardik Pandya.

KL Rahul and Hardik Pandya. (Getty)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 09:34 PM IST

‘Want to win multiple World Cups for India and create history’: KL Rahul

ICC shared a 20-second clip of Rahul's interview where he talked about India's historic 2011 World Cup win under the captaincy of MS Dhoni and the influence it had on him as a budding cricketer back then.

India's KL Rahul plays a shot during the ICC Men's T20 World Cup match between India and Scotland, at Dubai International Cricket Ground(ANI)
Published on Nov 06, 2021 09:08 AM IST

‘There are many candidates but he’s the best': Sehwag picks next India captain

When asked to Virender Sehwag about his views on this topic, the former India opener backed Rohit as the ideal candidate, stating his incredible run as the Mumbai Indians skipper as the reason behind it.

India's KL Rahul, left, and India's Rohit Sharma celebrate scoring runs during the Cricket Twenty20 World Cup match between India and Afghanistan in Abu Dhabi, UAE(AP)
Updated on Nov 05, 2021 10:03 AM IST

‘He doesn’t know how to bat at start': Gavaskar picks India openers vs Afg

Sunil Gavaskar feels India will not stick to the opening pair from the previous match and expects Rohit Sharma to return as opener along with KL Rahul. Rohit, who has four T20I centuries, opening for India, was made to bat at No. 3 against New Zealand with Ishan opening the innings with Rahul.

 India's KL Rahul bumps fists with Ishan Kishan after hitting a four (REUTERS)
Published on Nov 03, 2021 07:21 AM IST

Rahul, Shami tick the form box in India's warm-up win over England 

Skipper Virat Kohli anointed KL Rahul as opener in the T20 World Cup and he showed why, hosts India easing to victory in the warm-up game in Dubai.

KL Rahul's batting was breathtaking.  (Getty)
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 08:03 AM IST
ByRasesh Mandani, Mumbai

'Will take pressure off Kohli': Lee names batter India should build around

Brett Lee ruled the Men In Blue as the number one title contender in the upcoming T20 World Cup.

KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant ((BCCI))
Updated on Oct 14, 2021 04:34 PM IST

Sehwag names India batsman who should open with Rohit at T20 WC

Sehwag explained how several former India captains would be convinced of their team-mates' opinion if it was in majority, but expressed doubts over whether anyone from the current Indian set-up has what it takes to change Kohli's mind.

Virender Sehwag: File photo
Updated on Oct 14, 2021 04:16 PM IST
By, New Delhi

‘Had he played such knocks earlier, PBKS would’ve qualified for playoffs’

KL Rahul scored an unbeaten 98 off 42 balls, including 7 boundaries and 8 sixes, as Punjab Kings successfully chased down the target of 135, with 7 overs to spare.

Sehwag lauds Rahul's knock of 98 not out against CSK in IPL 2021 match no. 53(HT Collage)
Updated on Oct 08, 2021 04:17 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Classy Rahul misses ton, eases Punjab Kings to win over Chennai Super Kings

MS Dhoni’s side, already in the playoffs, even got to a modest total only due to Faf du Plessis’ 76 as PK bowlers impressed. Rahul then hit 98* for a six-wicket win.

KL Rahul of Punjab Kings and Mayank Agarwal of Punjab Kings during match 53 of the Indian Premier League between the Chennai Super Kings and Punjab Kings at the Dubai International Stadium in the United Arab Emirates, Thursday, Oct. 7, 2021.(PTI)
Published on Oct 07, 2021 08:07 PM IST
ByRasesh Mandani

‘Sack the 3rd umpire immediately’: Ex-cricketers react over TV umpire’s decision

A frustrated Rahul went closer to the on-field umpire for a chat but it was of no use as the final decision was made by the third umpire.

Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul chats with umpire(HT Collage)
Updated on Oct 04, 2021 12:01 PM IST

Will split captaincy work in Indian cricket?

Kohli and Sharma are indispensable across formats meaning the commander in one could be commanded in another.

Rohit Sharma (L) and Virat Kohli. (BCCI)
Published on Oct 01, 2021 08:37 PM IST
By, Mumbai

‘Looking at him as India vice-captain’: Gavaskar on Rohit's deputy after T20 WC

Gavaskar termed both Rahul and Pant as street-smart cricketer and picked them as India's future vice-captains after Rohit Sharma takes over as T20I captain at the completion of T20 World Cup. 

Sunil Gavaskar picks India's future vice-captains
Updated on Sep 30, 2021 12:08 PM IST

'Paaji don't worry, I won't give away runs': Rahul reveals Brar's words to him

KL Rahul said Harpreet is a confident young spinner, who always tells him not to worry whenever the Punjab Kings captain throws the bowl at him.

Harpreet Brar is one of Punjab Kings' emerging players. (Punjab Kings)
Updated on Sep 26, 2021 10:59 AM IST
By, New Delhi
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