Sanjay Manjrekar has revealed one thing which KL Rahul needs to learn from Virat Kohli. Former India player feels Rahul’s batting class diminishes when he leads a side. After opting to bat first, Rahul scored a 79-ball 55 with four boundaries.

Sanjay wants to see Virat’s traits in Rahul’s batting. “When he’s a captain [for Punjab Kings] he has a strike rate of 133 and when he’s not the captain 146. So this is KL Rahul, when he becomes captain, the impact that he makes as a batter gets diminished and that’s something that hurts the team in the end and we have seen it hurt Punjab Kings in the IPL. Today, you could say with Rishabh Pant batting there and the kind of overall confidence that the Indian team currently has, he saw potential issues had he got out early, especially with Virat Kohli gone,” said Manjrekar.

“So I can understand the innings but going forward, I just want to see KL Rahul [be] the guy who makes an impact with the bat. Like Virat Kohli, for example, when he became the captain didn’t lose Virat Kohli the batter who won him a lot of games. I want to see the same with KL Rahul,” he added.

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