Former South Africa pace bowler Dale Steyn named Indian opener KL Rahul as the toughest batter he would face trouble with while bowling to. Steyn conducted a Question and Answer session with his Twitter followers on Tuesday (November 9).
One of the users happened to ask the former player about which batter from the current generation would have posed challenges for him to bowl.
“In today’s generation which batter do you think would have created a problem for you as a bowler?” the user asked.
Steyn named Indian opener KL Rahul in his response to the question.
KL Rahul is the captain of the IPL franchise Punjab Kings and has been tremendously performing for them with the bat.
When KL Rahul went berserk against Dale Steyn
During a match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Kings XI Punjab (now Punjab Kings) in IPL 2020, Steyn was taken to cleaners by Rahul.
Rahul scored an unbeaten 132 against RCB, 48 of those runs came off Steyn’s bowling.
Rahul hammered Steyn for 26 runs in the latter’s final over, pummeling three sixes and a couple of boundaries.
Steyn announced his retirement from international cricket on August 31 after representing South Africa in 265 matches across all formats.
Steyn is South Africa’s leading wicket-taker in Test cricket with 439 scalps from 93 games.
KL Rahul slammed 626 runs from 13 innings in IPL 2021 at the strike rate of 138.80. He smashed CSK 98 off 42 balls, tonking seven boundaries and eight sixes at a staggering strike rate of 233.
KL Rahul had a tough time in T20 World Cup
Rahul failed to carry his marvellous form in the T20 World Cup in UAE, where India bowed out of the group stage.
Rahul could muster scores of 3 & 18 against Pakistan and New Zealand, respectively, as India lost both the matches.
Later the opener scored three half-centuries in the remaining fixtures against Afghanistan, Scotland and Namibia.
Rahul has also been named as the vice-captain of India for their upcoming T20I series against New Zealand starting on November 17.
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