Kings XI Punjab’s (KXIP) top-scorer for the recently-completed eleventh edition of the lucrative Indian Premier League (IPL), KL Rahul has lauded his skipper Ravichandran Ashwin, the only bowling captain of the season for doing a good job with the Mohali-based outfit.
Meanwhile, Punjab finished seventh as they lost track midway through the league. They lost back-to-back games at the end of the league to bow out of the cash-rich tournament.
However, among all these, Rahul was a shining start in Punjab’s set up. He amassed 659 runs in 14 games at a staggering average of 54.91.
Karnataka-based Rahul also registered the fastest fifty in the Twenty20 league. He hammered the record fifty off just 12 balls.
Talking about his experiences with the Punjab side, Rahul admitted that he enjoyed his time. He also revealed the freedom to express helped him to score runs freely at the top.
The top-order based batsman Rahul also revealed made great friends and learned a lot during his journey.
Ashwin did a great job: Rahul
Ashwin, in his first stint as a captain, did a great a job with the side despite the results not coming his way. However, Rahul feels that the spinner has done a great job while leading a young side.
Moreover, Rahul added it will be a learning curve for Ashwin and he will come back stronger in the next edition of the lucrative league.
“It was good fun! Obviously, it was a bit up and down because of the results but, we had a good time together. But, yeah it was a great learning and I am sure it was a great experience for him as a captain. Handling a young team is never easy, but, I think he did a great job. He’s given a lot of feedback to the players, what he thinks about where they can improve so these boys will definitely come back stronger, and his leadership would have helped a lot of players, a lot of bowlers, especially!” Rahul said to kxip.in.
Meanwhile, based on his stellar show Rahul made it to all the squads for the upcoming tour to England.
The aggressive opener KL Rahul will be eager to continue this form and cement his place in the national team.