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KL Rahul gives cheeky reply to a reporter who reminds him of his poor captaincy!

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KL Rahul during press

India's puzzling center request breakdown guaranteed that fine half-hundreds of years from Shikhar Dhawan and Virat Kohli didn't consider for much the group was given a 31-show rout to a fearless South Africa in the opening ODI in Paarl on Wednesday. Pursuing a difficult 297, India were cruising at 138 for one preceding wickets fell in a load running the expectations of the guests who trail 0-1 in the three-match series. India's innings finished at 265 for eight.

South Africa skipper Temba Bavuma (110 off 143) and Rassie van der Dussen (129 not out off 96) had scored differentiating hundreds on the way to their 204-run remain to take South Africa to 296 for four subsequent to selecting to bat. India were easily positioned to return home when Kohli (51 off 63) and Dhawan (79 off 84) were in the center however everything came crashing down with the finish of their 92-run stand. Yet again india have been at legitimate fault for depending a lot on their main three before and, the center request couldn't profit by the stage given by Kohli and Dhawan after they lost skipper KL Rahul (12) inexpensively.

Pursue ace Kohli, playing his first game since his captaincy residency finished across designs last weel, barely started to perspire in arriving at his 50 years before a compass shot off Tabraiz Shami, a stroke he doesn't play consistently, prompted his ruin leaving him in dismay. After a unique exhibition with the ball in the third Test, India in the long run lost the match and fizzled in their assignment of securing the series. The two groups presently move to white-ball design with the center moving towards the ODIs. Dhawan looked in sublime touch during his stay and played the Test series' rising star Marco Jansen rather comfortably, collecting five of his 10 fours off the tall left-arm pacer.

The stage was set for the likes of Rishabh Pant (16), Shreyas Iyer (17) and debutant Venkatesh Iyer (2) to get the job done but they fell in quick succession, leaving India at 188 for six from a strong 138 for one. While Pant was stumped by a lightening quick Quinton de Kock, the shot selection of Shreyas and Venkatesh could have been better. Shardul Thakur (50 not out off 43) tried his best towards the end but the damage had already been done.

A reporter pointed towards Rahul’s poor show as a captain in IPL and reminded the batsman about India’s loss at Johannesburg under his leadership. “Talking about your captaincy, your IPL record is not the greatest and the first time you lead India in Test, lost in Joburg, what do you think about that?”

Rahul responded back to the journalist with a calm head and thanked him for the statistics. “Look, thanks for the stats, gives me a lot of confidence,” Rahul replied.

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With Rohit Sharma inaccessible for the continuous ODI series against South Africa, KL Rahul has been given over the charge of the group without even a trace of the full-time skipper. Rahul's helpless captaincy record in the Indian Premier League (IPL) has frequently been seen as a boundary to pass judgment on his style of leadership. In front of the principal ODI of the series among India and South Africa, Rahul tended to the media in a public interview. Questions were gotten some information about his captaincy, that too in an extremely dull way.

After Kohli's abdication as the Test commander of India, Rahul is by all accounts in front of everybody in the competition to turn into the following red-ball skipper of the public side. Talking on something very similar, the brave cricketer referenced that it will be a "gigantic obligation."

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