India batter and IPL’s franchise Kolkata Knight Riders’ new skipper Shreyas Iyer has showered praise on national teammate KL Rahul, voicing his ‘calm demeanour’ and ‘instinctive’ on-field decision making capability makes him his favourite captain.

Iyer played under Rahul during the ODI series in South Africa earlier this year and he was enthusiastic in his praise for his leadership skills.

“It was nice to play under him. Firstly, he is an outstanding player. The confidence he carries on the field and in the team meetings, the support that he provides to the players it great,” Iyer stated.

“He’s got a very calm demeanour and his on-field decision making is very instinctive. I really enjoyed playing under him.”

“Also, he gave me three overs of bowling, which none of the captains previously had done. So yeah, he’s my favourite captain!” Iyer added.

Rahul, who was commanding Punjab Kings till previous year, will captain Lucknow Super Giants this IPL season starting on 26th of March.

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