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Dale Steyn names KL Rahul to lead Royal Challengers Bangalore after Virat Kohli

Virat Kohli to leave RCB captaincy after IPL 2021.

Royal Challengers Bangalore are one of the teams that are yet to showcase their dominance in the Indian Premier League. They made it to the finals not once but thrice in IPL 2009, 2011 and 2016 respectively. However, they failed to deliver the killer blow in all three encounters. As a result, they lost all of them.

Virat Kohli, the current skipper of RCB took his team to the finals in the IPL 2016 season. However, they lost to the then David Warner-led Sunrisers Hyderabad. Meanwhile, RCB are currently third in the IPL 2021 points table with six victories and four defeats. They secured 12 points this season.

Earlier, Virat Kohli made it very clear that he will step down as RCB captain after the end of the IPL 2021 season. Meanwhile, questions have been doing the rounds on the internet as to who would lead RCB in the future. RCB require good captaincy material to take the club forward.

Dale Steyn has his say on RCB’s future captain

Former Proteas paceman Dale Steyn named KL Rahul could be the next captain of RCB in the upcoming edition of the IPL. The former RCB pacer who played under Kohli said KL Rahul would be the right man to lead RCB while speaking to ESPNCricinfo.

KL Rahul is currently leading Punjab Kings in the IPL. He had earlier played for RCB in the IPL. “If RCB are going to look at a long-term contender as captain, they should be looking within their own borders. The name I’ve got is an ex-Bangalore player. It’s KL Rahul. I just have a feeling he is going to return back to Bangalore in next year’s auction,” he added.

Notably, AB de Villiers, who has leadership experience under his belt is another player who can lead the team. When Dale Steyn was asked about the same, Steyn reserved the highest respect for AB de Villiers. The former Proteas pacer said that AB de Villiers is a very good captain.


However, at the same time, RCB might as well want to look at the future and appoint an Indian skipper as well. “I don’t think AB de Villiers is the right way to go. I think he is a phenomenal player. But he is at the end of his career. I think he is a great leader,” Dale Steyn concluded.

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