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IND vs SL: Fans React After KL Rahul Was Removed From Vice-captain Role

IND vs SL: Fans React After KL Rahul Was Removed From Vice-captain Role

Senior players like captain Rohit Sharma, Virat Kohli, KL Rahul, and keeper Rishabh Pant have found no place in the T20 squad as the  Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) announced full squads for the upcoming assignment against Sri Lanka. Hardik Pandya will be seen leading the side in Rohit Sharma's absence. 

The ODI series, which will begin on January 10 in Guwahati, will see Rohit Sharma return as the captain of the side. However, there is a slight change in the positions as Rohit will have a new deputy for the ODI series. Yes, KL Rahul has been replaced as the ODI vice-captain of the side. 

Unfortunately Our Schedules Are Too Tight': KL Rahul Blames Quick  Transition Between Formats For Poor Show

Notably, ever since Rohit Sharma took over the captaincy responsibility, KL Rahul has been serving in as his deputy in all the formats of the game. And in Rohit's absence, KL is seen leading the side. In fact, KL Rahul led India in ODI matches against South Africa in January 2022 and Zimbabwe in August 2022.

However, KL Rahul has now been replaced by Hardik Pandya as Rohit's deputy in the ODI format of the game. He has been demoted from his position and is now reduced to the position of wicketkeeper-batsman, though.

Hardik Pandya named captain of T20I squad vs Lanka, vice-captain of ODI  squad - The Hindu BusinessLine

Talking about Hardik Pandya, the star all-rounder has led team India in 6 T20I series so far, however, he is yet to lead India in ODI format. There have been rumors that the BCCI is planning to make Hardik Pandya the permanent captain of ODIs. His promotion as vice-captain can be a hint that BCCI's strategy is on track. 

Meanwhile, fans on social media came up with mixed reactions to KL Rahul's demotion. Check out how fans reacted after Rahul was removed from his vice-captain role.

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India’s squad for Sri Lanka T20Is:

Hardik Pandya (Captain), Ishan Kishan (wk), Ruturaj Gaikwad, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav (VC), Deepak Hooda, Rahul Tripathi, Sanju Samson, Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Axar Patel, Arshdeep Singh, Harshal Patel, Umran Malik, Shivam Mavi, Mukesh Kumar.

India’s squad for Sri Lanka ODIs:

Rohit Sharma (Captain), Shubman GillVirat Kohli, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul (wk), Ishan Kishan (wk), Hardik Pandya (VC), Washington Sundar, Yuzvendra Chahal, Kuldeep Yadav, Axar Patel, Mohd. Shami, Mohd. Siraj, Umran Malik, Arshdeep Singh.