By: Sandipan Bose
Delhi Daredevils mentor Rahul Dravid was asked to explain the logic behind appointing a captain in Karun Nair. Nair doesn’t have runs under the belt and still given the mantle of captaincy.
To this Dravid made a very clear message that form is temporary but class is permanent. Perhaps, Dravid may have also spoken to Nair about this. Otherwise, it’s tough to imagine a batsman who was struggling to score from the start.
Nair came out all guns blazing and played one of the most crucial knocks for his team. He has the distinction of scoring a triple hundred against England. Nair batted like a real champions and kept the momentum going.
Nair was confident with his footwork and didn’t hesitate to find the gaps between the fielders. He help his team in getting a confident start to the run chase. Infact, Nair’s knock was very important for the Daredevils.
The fact that Nair has also lead teams at the junior levels was showing while he handled the team just when Yuvraj Singh was on song. In other words, he led the side with dignity and didn’t lose the sight of the winning target.
If the Bangalore-based cricketer can keep batting like this by embracing a bit more consistency, Delhi would certainly gain much from it. Not to forget that a good start is always important for any run chase.
If the captain of the team can take the responsibility to do it frequently, there is nothing more satisfying than this!