In the second test match of this test series, under the captaincy of KL Rahul, the Indian team could not accomplish much and India had to face defeat by 7 wickets.
The India team's regular test captain, Virat Kohli, was unable to play due to being out of shape, so KL Rahul was given the captaincy.
The Indian cricket team is on tour in South Africa where a 3-match test series is being played between the two teams. and the series is equal at 1-1.
On this matter, Kohli sided with KL Rahul and blamed himself for this party's defeat.
Virat Kohli praised KL Rahul and his captaincy
Some veterans questioned that Rahul was named interim captain so early in the test. Rahul has previously captained India at ODI and T20 Internationals.
Although doubts are raised about Rahul becoming interim captain in the second test match, on the other hand, test captain Virat Kohli of the Indian team praised Rahul's captaincy.
“Rahul is a balanced captain, but the South African team played better in Johannesburg. Rahul captained well. When I saw his plan and his location on the field, I felt like he was doing his best and going behind the fields.
KL Rahul's cricket stats and performance against South Africa
In the second test match at Johnsburg, completing his half century, he won the toss by becoming captain for the first time.
Test cricket, he began his career against Australia on December 26, 2014. He has a total of 42 matches and has made 2,525 runs with a strike rate of 52.87.
In Cape Town's third test match, he will play as a starter and Virat Kohli will lead the team in a life or death match.
During this, when Kohli was questioned about the style of KL Rahul's captaincy, he said that
“Everyone has their own style. Maybe I would have captained differently on that occasion, but my goal would have been to take terrain as well. Rahul did the same ”.