KL Rahul Reportedly Told He Was Next: Irfan Pathan On Rahul Dravid’s Communication With Indian Captain

Former Indian all-round player Irfan Pathan has praised head coach Rahul Dravid ahead of the India-South Africa T20I, which kicks off on June 09. with his players according to what he expects of them.

In this regard, Pathan feels that Dravid must have clarified the role of a new Indian team preparing to face Proteas led by Temba Bavuma in the five-game home T20I series and must have communicated what he wants from KL Rahul the batter and captain (in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Sharma).

Speaking on Star Sports, Irfan said: “It’s hugely needed and clarity would have been given. I said that since Rahul Dravid came as a coach, I’ve played under his captain, his biggest thing is role clarity.

“It’s not that the previous coaches didn’t do that, Ravi Shastri was there and Virat Kohli was captain, but he (Dravid) will take a step ahead. I’m sure the communication would have happened and KL Rahul would have been told that if he is the captain, that means he is next,” he added.

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India’s Dravid-Rahul-led team will be eager to get off to a winning start in all five T20Is as they prepare hard for this year’s T20 World Cup, to be held in Australia in the second half of 2022. For SA series, Rohit, Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah have been rested.

Indian team T20I for South Africa series – KL Rahul (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant (VC) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi , Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik

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