Last night in Indore, the opening batsman KL Rahul showed his class against Sri Lanka with his 45-run knock. During his knock, he not only helped his side to get a good start but also added weight to his fan base with his oozing class. One of those special fans was Gautam Gambhir, who showered words of praise on the Karnataka batsman. He calls KL Rahul is in the form of his life.
KL Rahul is enjoying a good run in limited-overs cricket having hit two centuries and three half-centuries in the ODIs and to top it up, three more fifty-plus scores in T20s in 2019. He picked up where he left off last year with impressive innings in Indore against Sri Lanka.
Chasing 143, India defeated Sri Lanka by seven wickets in the second T20 on Tuesday, taking a 1-0 lead in the three-match series. KL Rahul scored 45 off 32 balls. He completely dominated Shikhar Dhawan in the partnership before being dismissed to Wanindu Hasaranga.
KL Rahul got superb strokes – Gautam Gambhir
Speaking of KL Rahul, Gautam Gambhir praised KL Rahul for his commitment to play in the domestic circuits and carrying the form into international cricket. He also believes that KL Rahul can easily score a century in just 50 balls even in Test form of the game. Gambhir added that Rahul got all the shots in the cricket books.
“KL Rahul is in unbelievable form. It amazes me every time I see Rahul bat that why didn’t he play the same way in Test cricket. It’s not about only white-ball cricket; it is about Test cricket too. He just got into a shell too much. With the kind of quality he posses, he is someone who can get you a 50-ball 100 in Test cricket as well. The kind of shots he has is superb,” Gambhir told the host broadcasters after India chased down the target with 15 balls to spare.
“Rahul played the entire domestic season. He played Syed Mushtaq Ali, he played Vijay Hazare. Though he was playing well in white-ball cricket he still went there and continued playing, getting runs for his side. Well, the results are there for everyone to see,” Gambhir added.
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