‘KL knows how to turn haters into his fans’ – Fans react to KL Rahul praising MS Dhoni’s captaincy for India, former calls himself ‘lucky to play under MS’

KL Rahul made his India debut across formats under MS Dhoni

KL Rahul with MS Dhoni
KL Rahul with MS Dhoni (Image Credit: Twitter)

India’s opening batter, KL Rahul praised MS Dhoni and called himself lucky to play under the latter. The former made his Test debut in what was Dhoni’s last Test (Boxing Day Test against Australia in 2014). Around one and a half years later, the right-hander, KL made his ODI and T20I debut on a tour of Zimbabwe. Currently, the former India vice-captain is injured and had surgery in London.

Apparently, he was suggested to go through hip surgery. In the ongoing IPL 2023, Rahul sustained the injury during the game against Royal Challengers Bangalore. The Lucknow Super Giants skipper could hardly move which is why he came out to bat at number 11. Meanwhile, in a recent interview, the 31-year-old said that Dhoni is one of the greatest leaders he played under.

“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. You know, you need to build a relationship where these boys will fight for you and will be with you. That is something I learned from him”, KL Rahul said in an interview on “The Ranveer Show” on YouTube

KL Rahul also spoke about Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma’s captaincy

“Then 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.

“He did that and we all jumped on board, we got inspired by the things that he was doing and we tried to be a better version of ourselves and that is something that Virat created and gave each player the power or the realisation to do that you don’t have to settle for mediocre. You can push yourself to be better, work on your fitness, work on your diet, and the small things as a team we didn’t pay enough attention to, we started paying attention to all these things and I think the results were under Virat were because of that”, KL Rahul said.

“Rohit Sharma, who is like so sharp, as a leader, his strategies, he does a lot of homework before the game, he knows each person’s strengths and what he will do and he’s put under pressure, where you need to attack him or where are the flaws in his technique and like he is really really good at strategies and understanding the game. All these things are the things I have learned from these people.”

This is how Twitter reacted

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