Former India cricketer and now commentator Sanjay Manjrekar has revealed his three captaincy choices for RCB captaincy after Virat Kohli ends his leadership stint with the IPL franchise. Kohli recently decided to leave the post after the ongoing edition of the Indian Premier League.
Manjrekar feels that RCB should appoint Kieron Pollard as its new captain. The Caribbean skipper in the shortest format leads Trinbago Knight Riders in the CPL.
According to Manjrekar, MI can also look at Suryakumar Yadav and David Warner. He is not in favour of AB de Villiers as he is at the fag end of his IPL career.
“How many years could you get out of AB de Villiers as the captain? So, I would like to have someone who has at least three years to offer. Pollard is one guy who has the leadership qualities. Suryakumar Yadav and David Warner are my three contenders,” said Manjrekar during a chat on ESPNcricinfo.
Even Dale Steyn agreed with Manjrekar on ABD not being an ideal choice.
“I don’t think AB de Villiers is the right way to go. I think he is a phenomenal player. But he is at the end of his career. I think he is a great leader. But if RCB are going to look at a long-term contender as captain, they should be looking within their own borders. It’s KL Rahul. I just have a feeling he is going to return back to Bangalore,” Steyn said.