The performance of Punjab Kings in IPL 2021 under the captaincy of KL Rahul has been extremely disappointing. On Sunday, the team had to face defeat at the hands of Royal Challengers Bangalore in an important match. After this defeat, the chances of the team reaching the playoffs are also very less. Last season also the team could not make its place in the last four. At the same time, even after Virat Kohli left the T20 captaincy of the Indian team, Rahul was advised by some cricket pundits to hand over the captaincy. But, former India player Ajay Jadeja does not see any leadership thing in KL Rahul and has raised many questions on Rahul’s captaincy.
While interacting with Cricbuzz, Ajay said, “If you look at KL Rahul, he is the captain of this team for two years, but I never felt that he is a leader. Whenever this team went through good or bad face, we never looked at them. The team of Punjab that has come on the field today, what changes have happened in the team, what do you think KL Rahul has done? If someone becomes the captain of the Indian team, then it is above his philosophy, because he should be a leader. And I have not seen this thing in KL Rahul till now because he is very slow to speak and adjust to everything. If he becomes the captain one day, he will captain for a long time, because a player who is ready to adjust, lasts a long time.
Ajay further said, ‘I do not know him personally and you must have seen his second look, but usually when he is on the ground, he is quite calm like Dhoni. There are some good things too, but the most important thing is that you have to be a leader. People will debate your decision. Why is he doing this and what? This has never happened to him even as an IPL team because he has not taken the responsibility on his shoulder and has allowed the rest to run the team.