Rahul Dravid is not Bangalore Royal Challengers captain yet

Bangalore Royal Challengers owner Vijay Mallya on Sunday made it clear that he has not yet finalised Rahul Dravid as captain of the Indian Premier League outfit.

Reacting to media reports claiming Dravid has been retained as skipper of the side, a not-too-amused Mallya said, “Who said so? After all, I’m the boss of the team. I’ll decide who will be the captain.”

Asked whether he had already made up his mind on retaining Dravid as the captain, Mallya said he will talk to the senior India batsman before taking a final call.

“I’m going to talk to Rahul in this regard. He is a mature, educated and intelligent man,” Mallya said.

The Bangalore side cut a sorry figure in the first edition of the IPL and Mallya didn’t hide his disappointment at the composition of the side.

Mallya felt his inputs during the IPL auction were completely ignored by Dravid and former CEO Charu Sharma, who eventually got the boot, and the result was a largely Test squad comprising senior players who were not deemed the best choice for the Twenty20 format.

Mallya, however, ruled out wholesale changes in the squad and said he would do everything to ensure that the team performs better this year.

“You would not see too many changes but I’m going to do whatever it takes so that the side becomes stronger than before,” said Mallya, who was here to unveil the inaugural edition of the Force India Formula One 2009 calendar.

  1. Rahul dravid should remain as a captain as he is class and experienced player and he played well in last season but mallya should change the team bt he should stick with dravid as a captain. This year rahul will going to rock..

  2. i just say that rahul ko royal chalengers ka captain rehna chaiye he hs that abillty. i luv u rahul and always with u

  3. i would just say dat if rahul is nt made captain det nobody is gonna support rcb…dats fr sure n v don com 2 stadiums 2 see mallya v come fr rahul n rahul only…. if kp wll b mad captain dis tym rcb wll appear on last spot…even if d team wins mallya u wont mak any profit….

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