Dale Steyn names ex-RCB player KL Rahul as the long-term captain for IPL franchise RCB

RCB skipper Virat Kohli has decided to vacate the captaincy place after the conclusion of the 2021 edition of IPL. Kohli has also expressed his desire to play for RCB in the future and has promised the fans to continue to do so as a player. Virat Kohli made this announcement a day before the resumption of ongoing season in UAE. Kohli has also decided to give up India’s T20I captaincy after the conclusion of ICC T20 World Cup which is scheduled to take place between October and November.

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AB De Villiers is the only other player apart from Virat Kohli who has played for the franchise for over 10 years now. The 37-year-old has led South Africa to international level previously which makes him the perfect choice to lead the RCB side. But his former South African teammate Dale Steyn feels that ABD cannot be the ideal choice because of his age issues.

“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,” Steyn told ESPNcricinfo.

Former South-African pacer Dale Steyn wants former RCB player KL Rahul to lead RCB side next season onwards. Dale Steyn who retired from all forms of cricket last month said that KL Rahul might return to the mega auction next season.

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Earlier in 2016, KL Rahul was a part of RCB squad which reached the finals but was eventually defeated by SRH by 8 runs. Rahul played 14 matches in that season for RCB. In 2017, KL Rahul suffered a shoulder injury during the India-Australia series which ruled him out of the tournament. He was eventually released in the 2018 IPL auctions. He was picked up by Punjab Kings.

Since then, Rahul has had immense success for the side. KL Rahul has been the leading run scorers in the past four seasons. Rahul has scored 400 runs in the ongoing season with four fifties in 10 matches.

“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,” Steyn was quoted as saying in ESPNcricinfo.

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