Former Indian batsman Mohammad Kaif has described KL Rahul as a participant who’s keen to even lay down his life for the group’s trigger. He made this remark throughout a dialogue concerning the Indian opener’s knock in yesterday’s first T20I in opposition to Australia.

Mohammad Kaif began by evaluating KL Rahul to his personal former teammate Rahul Dravid, contemplating his willingness to play any function for the group.

“KL Rahul jogs my memory of Rahul Dravid. KL Rahul is able to do something, it exhibits that he’s 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.

“Should you play me at No.5, then I’ll do this function for the group. I’ll maintain should you ask me to try this. Right here you need me to open, I’ll do this as effectively.”

He added that gamers like KL Rahul, who maintain the group’s profit forward of non-public achievements, are a delight for any skipper.

“As a captain or group administration, you might be looking out for gamers like KL Rahul who is able 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 price in yesterday’s encounter

KL Rahul scored 51 runs off 40 deliveries in yesterday
KL Rahul scored 51 runs off 40 deliveries in yesterday’s encounter

On being requested about KL Rahul’s strike price, Mohammad Kaif¬†identified that the Kings XI Punjab skipper began briskly however needed to mood his sport as a result of lack of wickets on the different finish.

“He performed quick at first however needed to decelerate when the wickets have been falling. And he didn’t get the strike as effectively. Then when you get the strike, you might be confused should you ought to play the large shot or take singles since you are shedding out on overs.”

Whereas 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 enjoying as per the calls for of the state of affairs.

“I really feel it was an ideal innings. He began very effectively and later we do anticipate that he scores 80-90 runs however he received out. However total 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 power to wield the lengthy deal with however needed to restrain himself due to the state of affairs the Indian group was in.

“And it isn’t that he can not play the large photographs, at any time when he desires he can play the large photographs, 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 have been falling and he wished to play until the top.”

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 in opposition to Australia.

However with solely six runs coming off the following sixteen balls, other than Sanju Samson and Manish Pandey shedding their wickets, the Indian vice-captain determined to go for a giant shot and perished within the cut price.

Printed 05 Dec 2020, 12:24 IST


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