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Ajay Jadeja Critical Of KL Rahul’s Captaincy


Despite Punjab Kings are at the fifth position in the points table, they are bound to slip down and not qualify for the playoffs as KKR, RR and MI have the most likely scenarios for qualification of the IPL Playoffs. The captain of Punjab Kings (PBKS) has shown some character as a player and scored plenty of runs at the top of the order this season. 

KL Rahul scored 528 runs in this season in 12 matches but despite the good starts that he provided, there hasn’t been much to show for the PBKS this season. Former cricketer and commentator Ajay Jadeja raised questions on KL Rahul’s captaincy and said that he never gets the feeling of a ‘leader’ from KL Rahul. 

“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’,” Jadeja told Cricbuzz. 

“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?” he added. 

“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 in 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, but there are leadership qualities where whether or not I agree with his philosophy, the Indian captain should at least have one philosophy. Because there’s a huge difference between the captaincy of an IPL team and the Indian team,” Jadeja said. 

Jadeja was basically pointing that KL Rahul is not in charge of things. He has a calmness but that is not useful always. 


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