KL Rahul has been in phenomenal form in the IPL 2020. Rahul is not only leading KXIP as a captain but also as a players. He has already notched up 302 runs in the lucrative tournament which includes one century and two half-centuries from the five matches he is featured in thus far.
His form comes as a major boost for the national team ahead of the T20 World Cup next year. The wicket-keeping conundrum for Team India is far from settled with KL Rahul and Rishabh Pant in race for a slot in the marquee event. West Indies legend Brian Lara however has said that Rahul should not be bothered about wicket-keeping much.
KL Rahul should not be bothered with wicket-keeping when it comes to that Indian squad: Brian Lara
Brian Lara believes that Rahul should concentrate on his batting and not be bothered about his wicket-keeping for the national team. Lara added that Rahul is great batsman and he should concentrate on putting runs on the board for his team.
“Well, first of all I would like to say that KL Rahul should not be bothered with wicketkeeping when it comes to that Indian squad. He’s such a great batsman that I feel that he should concentrate on that and put in a lot of runs on the board,” Lara said while speaking on Star Sports Cricket Connected show.
Rahul is in the reckoning to become the first choice wicket-keeper for India after MS Dhoni called time on his international career. Rishabh Pant was touted to fill in the big boots of MS Dhoni across format. But as he failed to capitalise on the chances he was given with his poor shot selection and questionable glovework, it opened the doors for KL Rahul.
The Karnataka batsman, on the contrary, latched on to the opportunity and made the most of it. KL Rahul was tried to bat at different positions for Team India and he delivered. His glovework was also neat which came as an added bonus for the wicket-keeper batsman.
He averages 45.65 in the shortest format.