Shreyas Iyer reveals the reason behind considering KL Rahul as his favourite captain

KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer
KL Rahul and Shreyas Iyer. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul are gearing up for the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. The two talented Indian players are destined to take Indian cricket forward. They have already chipped in with valuable contributions for Team India.

With T20 World Cup 2022 scheduled to be held in Australia later this year, both the stalwarts will be looking to use the IPL as an opportunity to recharge their batteries to get ready for the marquee event.

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As far as Shreyas Iyer is concerned, he will be leading Kolkata Knight Riders in the next season. Iyer has earlier led Delhi Capitals in the IPL. Under his leadership, Delhi Capitals qualified for the playoffs in IPL 2019 season. DC made it to the finals for the first time in their history in IPL 2020 season.

Delhi Capitals lost to Mumbai Indians in the final. On the other hand, KL Rahul has led Punjab Kings in the last two seasons. Nonetheless, the franchise didn’t compete with other teams at the highest level. They ended up at the sixth place in the last two seasons of the points table.

KL Rahul gave me three overs of bowling: Shreyas Iyer

Shreyas Iyer has opened up the reason behind acknowledging KL Rahul as his favourite captain. Iyer was immensely elated after KL Rahul let him bowl in the third ODI against South Africa. He bowled three overs where he conceded 21 runs and went wicketless.

Iyer further added, “It was nice to play under him. Firstly, he is an outstanding player. The confidence he carries on the field and in the team meetings, the support that he provides for the players is great.”

In the Red Bull clubhouse, KKR captain said he really enjoyed playing under him. “He’s got a very calm demeanour and his on-field decision making is very instinctive. I really enjoyed playing under him. Also, he gave me three overs of bowling, which none of the captains previously had done. So yeah, he’s my favorite captain!”

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