K L Rahul was appointed as the vice-captain of the Indian Cricket team when the BCCI demoted Virat Kohli from the captaincy. Since Rohit wasn’t a part of the Indian team for the SA series, Rahul had to captain the ODI team. India lost the ODI series but Rahul earned accolades for his captaincy.
Speaking to TOI, K L Rahul said that captaincy is a thing that will always get better by captaining more games. “You can only learn when you really captain a team. You can be a player, you can be part of a leadership group, and you might be a senior player, and you (might) feel that, yes, I can do that role really well if given the opportunity. But it’s very different when you’re actually given that role and that opportunity and when you have to make those calls in the middle.” said K L Rahul
On being asked about Ravi Bishnoi who has earned a maiden call for the West Indies series, Rahul said that the leg-spinner has it in him to be the next big thing in international cricket. Apart from K L Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Bishnoi has been retained by the Lucknow Supergiants franchise for Rs 4 crore and Rahul has high expectations from the leg-spinner.