Asia Cup 2022: “Confident KL Rahul Is An Asset”– Rohan Gavaskar Feels The Batter Was Told By Management To Take His Time vs Hong Kong

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. Image: Twitter

Former India National Cricket Team player Rohan Gavaskar has shared his views on the batting performance of the India National Cricket Team vice-captain KL Rahul in the Asia Cup 2022 group stage game against Hong Kong National Cricket Team on Wednesday, August 31, at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium.

In India’s game against Hong Kong, KL Rahul got out after playing a bizarre knock of 36 runs off 39 balls. Also, the 30-year-old got out for a golden duck in the high-voltage India-Pakistan Asia Cup 2022 clash.

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Meanwhile, Gavaskar believes that the star batter would have been told by the team management to take his time and spend time in the middle without worrying about the strike rate against Hong Kong.

“Look, you know, I think he’s coming back from a long, long injury layoff. He didn’t get too many opportunities in Zimbabwe. And I think if you look at yesterday’s innings in isolation and you look at you say, okay listen, 36 of 39 deliveries against Hong Kong seems to be slow,” Rohan Gavaskar told Sports 18’s ‘Sports Over The Top’ show.

“But I think in this case the team management would have said to him, this is a bit of a free hit, you know, you know 999 times out of 1000, you’re going to win against Hong Kong. So, this was a bit of a free hit, saying KL, take your time out there, get set, get a feel out there being in the middle and then we’ll see how it goes.”

If he continues to bat like this, then I think, you know, we might see a bit of a change – Rohan Gavaskar on KL Rahul

Rohan Gavaskar (Image Credits: Twitter)
Rohan Gavaskar (Image Credits: Twitter)

Gavaskar further said that there might be a change in the Indian batting line-up if Rahul continues to bat with a poor strike rate in the Asia Cup. He added that the confident KL Rahul is a huge asset to the India National Cricket Team.

“If he continues to bat like he did in yesterday’s game, then I think, you know, we might see a bit of a change,” he further said.

“But I think yesterday there might have been some suggestion from the team management saying don’t worry about strike rate for this particular game. Just worry about spending time in the middle, getting some runs, getting some confidence. Because we all know a confident KL Rahul is an asset to the side.”

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. Pic Credit: Twitter

Also Read: Asia Cup 2022: Virat Kohli’s Fifty vs Hong Kong Is Something That We Would Have Taken For Granted In The Past – Rohan Gavaskar

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