Sydney: It is impossible to replace MS Dhoni in Indian cricket. ‘The team gets such a player once. He has played three roles for Team India for many years. In which the role of a player, captain and wicketkeeper. Dhoni has a huge hand in taking Team India to new heights and now who is going to take his place in the team, a lot of speculations are being made on this for some time.
Rishabh Pant and KL Rahul are at the forefront of this list. Rishabh has not been included in the ODI and T20 squad against Australia and this opportunity is with KL Rahul. He is also the deputy captain of the team.
Now Lokesh Rahul is ready to play these same roles of Dhoni behind the wicket, which he will start from the three-match ODI series.
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Rahul played as a wicket-keeper batsman in a three-match ODI series against New Zealand in February, before Kovid-19, in which he played innings of 88 and 112 not out.
Rahul (KL Rahul) has said that, ‘No one can fill Dhoni’s place. Surely he showed us a way, be it wicketkeeping or the role of batsman. How we should do this, we have learned a lot from Dhoni.
He said, I have good friendship and understanding in the team with Yuji (Yuzvendra Chahal), Jaddu (Ravindra Jadeja) and Kuldeep (Yadav) and other spinners. Yes, I think I will tell them what better speed or length can be in bowling. Or if something is going wrong then you can change the field setting.
Rahul (KL Rahul) said, ‘I think whoever plays the role of wicketkeeper has this responsibility (to tell all bowlers including spinners what to do). As I already said that I have done this in a series in New Zealand. I enjoyed it.