Delhi: Ahead of the T20I series between India and South Africa, all the focus has been on head coach Rahul Dravid. And that has been the case because the seniors are not available for the home series. During a recent interaction, former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar was asked about if he feels managing players would be Rahul’s biggest challenge.Also Read – LIVE | IND vs SA 1st T20I Build-up Updates: Will Umran Malik Make His Debut?
To that, Manjrekar – who has seen Rahul from close quarters – reckoned that would not be a problem. Manjrekar revealed Rahul has always been good at managing players. Also Read – Drinks Break After 10 Overs to Combat Scorching Heat in Delhi – Report
Manjrekar said during an interaction on News 18: “I think he will be very good at that. He is one of the most intelligent cricketers that I have come across, Rahul has always been worldly-wise, a very intelligent person, so that aspect he will handle beautifully and that’s why he was so good at the junior level as well. Handling young players is his greatest strength.” Also Read – Not Rishabh Pant; Zaheer Khan Names Hardik Pandya as Player to Watch Out During IND vs SA T20I Series
“Rahul will be doing his best with whatever he can control, which is mostly off the field, picking the right XI, maybe tactics during breaks and in all that you can expect him to be at his best,” he added.
IND vs SA Squads
India: KL Rahul (Capt), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Ishan Kishan, Deepak Hooda, Shreyas Iyer, Rishabh Pant(VC) (wk), Dinesh Karthik (wk), Hardik Pandya, Venkatesh Iyer, Y Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, R Bishnoi, Bhuvneshwar, Harshal Patel, Avesh Khan, Arshdeep Singh, Umran Malik
South Africa: Temba Bavuma (captain), Quinton de Kock, Reeza Hendricks, Heinrich Klaasen, Keshav Maharaj, Aiden Markram, David Miller, Lungi Ngidi, Anrich Nortje, Wayne Parnell, Dwaine Pretorius, Kagiso Rabada, Tabraiz Shamsi, Tristan Stubbs, Rassie van der Dussen, Marco Jansen.