Salman Butt
Salman Butt (Image Credit: Twitter)

Former Pakistani cricketer Salman Butt lauded KL Rahul for his positive attitude towards cricket and said that he was pleased to know about the latter’s love for Test cricket. Recently, KL Rahul had mentioned in an interview that he is willing to wait for his turn in Test.

The wicketkeeper-batsman last played a Test match in September 2019. He is part of the Indian squad that will lock horns with England in the upcoming 5-match Test series. In a recent practice match, the right-handed batsman smacked a century, proving that he is all set to play against England in the upcoming series.

Lokesh Rahul
Lokesh Rahul (Image Credit: Twitter)

KL Rahul’s Attitude Towards The Game Is Very Positive, Says Salman Butt

While speaking on YouTube, former Pakistan skipper Salman Butt said he was impressed with KL Rahul’s attitude towards the sport. Butt was impressed by Rahul’s positive statements on his Test comeback.

“I recently read KL Rahul’s article and I was pleased to see that some players love red-ball cricket like it should be loved. He said that he played red-ball cricket after a long time, scored runs and spent time out in the middle. He made very positive statements about his possible Test comeback and how he worked on his game when he was not playing the Test format,” Salman Butt said.

“There is no doubt that he is a very attractive, good-looking player. KL Rahul is a very effective batsman. He has played some very good knocks with Rohit Sharma in white-ball cricket. Listening to him, it seems like he means business. KL Rahul’s attitude towards the game is very positive. Let’s see what he does when his time comes (in Test cricket),” Salman Butt further said.

India Team
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India’s Test series against England begins with the 1st Test on August 4, scheduled to be played in Nottingham. The Test series will conclude with the final 5th Test, slated to start on September 10. The Indian squad led by Virat Kohli faced a defeat in their previous Test encounter when they lost to New Zealand by 8 wickets in the ICC World Test Championship final. On the other hand, England also faced a 1-0 defeat against New Zealand in their previous Test series.