KL Rahul is a technically sound hitter who knows how to build his innings in T20 cricket, according to former India pacer RP Singh. He mentioned how Rahul is aware of the situation of the game and will adjust his speed accordingly.
RP Singh on KL Rahul
RP Singh, a former World Cup-winning Indian pacer, has praised wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul for his understanding of how to build an innings. He also praised the captain of the Lucknow Super Giants for taking his time when necessary and speeding up the innings at the end. He did, however, make a dig at Rahul’s teammate Manish Pandey for giving up his wicket so easily.
With the signings of Manish Pandey, Deepak Hooda, and Quinton de Kock, the Lucknow Super Giants looked formidable after the mega auction. Pandey started the first few games at number three, ahead of Hooda, the in-form all-rounder.
However, with only 88 runs in six games this season, Pandey failed to match his previous season’s performance with his new team. Rahul, on the other hand, was at his best, consistently scoring runs and leading his team to the knockout stages.
KL Rahul was the second-highest run-scorer in the Indian Premier League 2022 season, with 616 runs in 15 matches at an average of 51.33 and a strike rate of 135.38. He was criticized for his strike rate, and some pointed out that he didn’t want to play aggressively from the start of the innings. RP Singh, on the other hand, was all praise for Rahul.
“KL Rahul is technically very sound. He has game-awareness as he picks the bowlers against whom he can take chances on a given day. If he gets out for a run-a-ball 25, we’d say that he played like Manish Pandey does. But he ticks all the boxes because he protects his wicket and knows when to accelerate,” RP Singh said.
KL Rahul, according to Parthiv Patel, is the type of hitter who can go on to score a lot of runs despite a sluggish start. He believes the 30-year-old is a good reader of the game, which affects his performance as a batter.
“KL Rahul is the only player who can score a century in 20 overs despite starting slowly. If you are able to score 100 runs off 60 balls, it means that you’ve read the game well and know how to pace your innings,” Parthiv said.