KL Rahul is slowly cementing his place in Indian cricket and is on the path to replacing the bigwigs before him. Virat Kohli propelled India to the top of the Test rankings, and he has set a high standard for anyone who will succeed him.KL Rahul has always been in contention to be chosen as a captain for the test team, and with him becoming captain of the ODI squad for the South Africa series, things are indeed looking better for him.

According to cricket.com, KL Rahul says, “Virat is responsible for a major part of the team’s current winning mentality. He persuaded us all that we could leave India and beat anyone. I’m not someone who has a lot of goals or big plans. I’d want to take it one game at a time, and I’d like to lead the team in the same way. We’ve achieved some incredible feats in white-ball cricket under Virat’s leadership. The pattern has already been established, and we are now building on it.”

“He was continuously pushing and motivating us to accomplish extraordinary things. So those are the lessons I’ve picked up from him. Hopefully, I’ll be able to accomplish the same with the team. For each player, leading the country is a dream come true and something spectacular that he will remember for a long time. I am no exception. It will be thrilling, but I am not looking for anything at the moment. If the opportunity arises, I will do all in my power to help Team India and Indian cricket advance to the best of my ability.”

“I’m not the type of person who gets scared or overjoyed when the results come in. We had a chance to win at Centurion, but it just wasn’t meant to be. There were some takeaways from it. I’ve had the honour of playing for great captains like MS and Virat. As a captain, I am also human, and I will make mistakes along the road. I am looking forward to this one-day series since it will give me the opportunity to captain my nation”, he concluded.