England wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler should lead Royal Challengers Bangalore next season, according to Michael Vaughan, after Virat Kohli’s nine-year tenure as the leader of the team ended this week. He feels Buttler is like MS Dhoni and can lead the team with Kohli in it.
Vaughan also said that it is unclear if Rajasthan Royals will release the player ahead of the next year’s auction. He opted out of the UAE leg of the Indian Premier League but remains one of the top players in the RR batting lineup.
“I will throw you a name. This name is out of the box because he’s from another franchise and they may retain him, but I would choose Jos Buttler to go there and be the captain. He’s got it in him to be like MS Dhoni. I have no doubt about him,” Vaughan said on Cricbuzz.
“He’s been playing for the England side under Eoin Morgan. Tactically very astute. Again, I don’t know what Rajasthan are thinking of doing with him. But I would personally take Buttler to the RCB camp, put him behind the stumps and ask him to captain,” he said.
Vaughan said RCB need a strong personality who can manage Virat Kohli.
“It’s just that, who’s got the character and personality to go in there and captain Virat Kohli. That’s got to be a skillful person, who knows himself, knows T20 cricket, knows how to manage people and particularly someone like Virat Kohli. Once you were the captain, now you are just in the ranks and be that senior player,” Vaughan said on Cricbuzz.
“Those senior players who have been captain, even though they are always saying, ‘I’ll just jump back in the dressing room and be a foot-soldier once again’. It’s always difficult (to do that) so they’re going to need a very skillful man-manager to go in there and captain RCB,” said Vaughan.