KL Rahul is undoubtedly one of the best names when it comes to batters in Indian cricket. While he is known for his technicalities on the field, he is popular for his calm and composed nature off the field. After being ruled out of the IPL 2023 due to injury, the LSG skipper appeared in a famous podcast show where he talked about being led by Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni over the course of his career.
In the ongoing season of the Indian Premier League, the 31-year-old was leading Lucknow Super Giants, but got ruled out of the tournament and the upcoming World Test Championship (WTC) final due to an injury, he sustained during a game in the cash-rich league.
Speaking on a BeerBiceps episode, KL hailed Virat Kohli for the laurels he brought to the country. He said that Virat has set the standards really high, and he would always lead from the front. The Bengaluru-born cricketer told the show host, "Virat Kohli was our leader for six-seven years and the thing is that the Indian team did under him, the stats are there to be seen and it was phenomenal. The passion, the aggression brought in, he set the standard really high, and his way of leading and captaining was like leading from the front and showing the team how to achieve greatness."
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He was my first captain: KL Rahul talks about MS Dhoni’s captaincy
Speaking about MS Dhoni's captaincy, he said that Dhoni was his first captain. He was all praise for Dhoni’s calm nature, both on and off the field. He said, "I have been captained by such great leaders, starting with MS Dhoni, while he was playing, you know he was the captain, he was my captain, my first captain. I have seen how he handled the team and his calmness. The things that he does behind the scenes like building a relationship with each person are something that I have learned from him."
Notably, KL Rahul has undergone surgery on his thigh and is currently on his road to recovery. Speaking of MS Dhoni and Virat Kohli, both cricketers are currently a part of the Indian Premier League 2023, which is approaching its end. Dhoni is leading the Chennai Super Kings, while Kohli is part of the Bengaluru-based franchise, Royal Challengers Bangalore.