The IPL 2020 campaign has been exciting for KL Rahul personally. He is in sensational form in the tournament. So far, he has scored more than 500 runs from the ten matches and keeps on going strong. Though for Kings XI Punjab, results have not worked in their favor, but Rahul’s individual form has earned him loads of praises. Brian Lara, the West Indies cricket legend, is also highly mesmerized by him.
Brian Lara is a part of the expert panel for the official broadcasters of the ongoing IPL. He stated that Rahul is a batsman capable of playing across formats. He made this statement after KXIP beat Mumbai Indians in an exciting Super Over contest.
Brian Lara delighted to see KL Rahul doing well as a captain
Lara said on Star Sports that KL Rahul is his test batsman, his 50-over batsman, and his T20 batsman. He further praised Rahul’s captaincy by saying that as a captain he has done a decent job. He stated that he loves the way KL Rahul bats, adores the way he puts them together. Brian Lara stated that during the beginning, Rahul struggled to finish off matches. However, now he’s looking to develop that too.
After the retirement of MS Dhoni from his international career, KL Rahul is to become the first choice wicket-keeper for India. Earlier, Rishabh Pant filled in the big boots of MS Dhoni across the format. However, he failed to deliver, and his failure opened the doors for KL Rahul.
Taking complete advantage of the opportunity, the Karnataka batsman made the most of the situation. The management of Team India tested him by giving him batting at different positions. He practically delivered in all the batting positions. His work behind the stumps was also neat. It came as an added bonus for this wicket-keeper batsman.