India has pulled off a new trick from the bag by asking KL Rahul to don the gloves for the limited-overs matches. According to the skipper Virat Kohli, it allows the team to have a better balance as it gives them an option of an extra batsman. Something similar was done by Former Indian captain and now BCCI President, Sourav Ganguly back in the early 2000s.
When Ganguly was asked what he thinks about this move which is similar to something which he did with Dravid, the BCCI boss gave his honest opinion about the matter. He said,” Virat Kohli takes that decision”. He further said that the role of KL Rahul will be decided by the team’s captain and team management.
The former Indian captain then praised KL Rahul for his performances in the white-ball cricket. Ganguly said, “he has played well in ODIs and T20Is. In limited-overs, he has played well and hopes he continues all the good work but as I said, all these decisions are of the team management’s”.
After this when Ganguly was asked about who would be India’s first-choice keeper-batsman for the T20 World Cup, he further said that the selectors, Virat, and head coach Ravi Shastri will take a decision on that. “Whatever they think, it will happen that way”, the president said.