Last Update on: September 23rd, 2023 at 07:35 pm
India’s stand-in captain for the first two ODIs of the series against Australia, KL Rahul, has picked the GOAT of the cricket. The keeper-batter didn’t hesitate and named Sachin Tendulkar as the greatest of all time to have played the game.
KL Rahul made a choice during an interview with Jio Cinema. He was asked the question in the rapid-fire round. He backed Sachin Tendulkar over Virat Kohli, who has also been rated as GOAT by many fans and pundits across the globe.
Sachin Tendulkar no doubt is the best player to have played the game of cricket. The batter changed the dynamics of the game and is regarded as the God of cricket, which in itself depicts what he has achieved during his career.
Sachin Tendulkar with his exploits put India in a dominant position. He is the highest run-getter in the history of the game. The former Indian skipper scored 18426 runs in Tests and 15921 runs in ODIs. Overall he has smashed 100 international centuries. Some of the records that he has created are still unbroken.
Coming to KL Rahul, the keeper-batter after a long injury made a comeback into the Indian team in the Asia Cup 2023. He set the stage on fire in his comeback game and following the tournament he has been handed the responsibility to lead the team in the two ODIs against Australia.
KL Rahul started the series on high as he scored a magnificent half-century in the first game and won his team the game. He has also been named in the Indian squad for the ICC World Cup 2023 and the record that he has in the middle order, it’s fair to say that he will be crucial for the team.
I’m used to it, I love it – KL Rahul On captaincy after the first ODI against Australia
KL Rahul talked about his love for captaincy after India won the first ODI against Australia. He admitted that he loves leading the team. Speaking at the post-match presentation, he explained:
“Not the first time, always happens with me. I’m used to it, I love it. I think the intensity in the afternoon was great, after Colombo this felt like heaven in the start but it was really hot and humid. It gets tough and physically challenging, but we’ve all worked on our fitness and that’s showing on the field.
“We only played five bowlers, so they had to bowl 10 overs. After Shubman got out, it was a bit tricky with the set batter out. But managed to build a good partnership with Surya, need to put myself in such challenging situations.”
India won the first game of the series by the margin of 5 wickets. They will be next seen in action during the second ODI, which will take place on 24 September.