IPL 2021: Ajay Jadeja takes a dig at PBKS captain KL Rahul for his ‘leadership’ qualities

Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul lacks leadership quality, feels former Indian cricketer Ajay Jadeja after PBKS’s relentless struggle in the Indian Premier League (IPL).

Out of the 25 matches played under Punjab, only 14 have been won. Rahul’s leadership so far. The team has finished sixth in the league stages in the last two IPL editions. Also this season they are almost out of the playoff battle. They are currently at the fifth position in the table with 10 points.

He said, ‘If you look at KL Rahul, he has been the captain of this team for the last two years. The team that is playing today (PBKS playing XI), the changes that have been made, do you think KL Rahul would have done that?

“One becomes Indian captain based on his philosophy as he should be a leader. I have not seen that in KL Rahul till now because he is very soft spoken and adapts to everything. If he becomes captain one day , then it is certain. He will last the longest because a person ready to adjust can stay in that position for a longer period of time.” Cricbuzz quoted Jadeja as saying.

“But there are leadership qualities where I agree with his philosophy, the Indian captain must have at least one philosophy. Because there is a huge difference between captaining an IPL team and an Indian team,” The former India batsman added.

Jadeja further said that Rahul has a calm nature like MS Dhoni, but during his stint as the Punjab captain, he has not carried much responsibility on his shoulders.

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