Former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif has described KL Rahul as a participant who is prepared to even lay down his life for the team’s trigger. He made this remark throughout a dialogue about the Indian opener’s knock in yesterday’s first T20I towards Australia.
Mohammad Kaif began by evaluating KL Rahul to his personal former teammate Rahul Dravid, contemplating his willingness to play any position for the group.
“KL Rahul jogs my memory of Rahul Dravid. KL Rahul is ready to do something, it reveals that he is a team-player.”
The Delhi Capitals assistant coach highlighted that KL Rahul has plied his commerce in numerous batting positions as per the calls for of the group other than donning the wicketkeeping gloves.
“If you play me at No.5, then I’ll do this position for the group. I’ll preserve for those who ask me to do this. Here you need me to open, I’ll do this as nicely.”
He added that gamers like KL Rahul, who preserve the team’s profit forward of private achievements, are a delight for any skipper.
“As a captain or group administration, you’re on the lookout for gamers like KL Rahul who is ready to lay down his life for the group. There are only a few gamers who come like him.”
Mohammad Kaif on KL Rahul’s strike charge in yesterday’s encounter
On being requested about KL Rahul’s strike charge, Mohammad Kaif identified that the Kings XI Punjab skipper began briskly however had to mood his sport due to the lack of wickets at the different finish.
“He performed quick at the begin however had to gradual down when the wickets had been falling. And he didn’t get the strike as nicely. Then when you get the strike, you’re confused for those who ought to play the large shot or take singles since you are dropping out on overs.”
While acknowledging that KL Rahul may have gone on to play a extra substantial knock, the hero of the NatWest Trophy triumph lauded the batsman for taking part in as per the calls for of the state of affairs.
“I really feel it was an ideal innings. He began very nicely and later we do count on that he scores 80-90 runs however he bought out. But general it was an excellent innings as a result of a batsman desires to bat based mostly on the state of affairs.”
Mohammad Kaif signed off by observing that KL Rahul possesses the potential to wield the lengthy deal with however had to restrain himself due to the state of affairs the Indian group was in.
“And it is not that he can’t play the large pictures, every time he desires he can play the large pictures, he can even rating 20 runs in an over however he didn’t change the gear deliberately as a result of he felt that the wickets had been falling and he wished to play until the finish.”
The Indian group reached a rating of 86/2 after eleven overs, with KL Rahul having scored his half-century off 37 deliveries in yesterday’s encounter towards Australia.
But with solely six runs coming off the subsequent sixteen balls, other than Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey dropping their wickets, the Indian vice-captain determined to go for a giant shot and perished in the cut price.
Published 05 Dec 2020, 12:24 IST