In the Asia Cup, the Indian team has played two matches so far, in which the vice-captain of the team KL Rahul has not been able to perform better. KL Rahul came under the target of critics for his slow innings played against Hong Kong, fans also questioned KL Rahul’s approach on social media. But now former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar has defended KL Rahul.
KL Rahul scored 36 runs in 39 balls against Hong Kong. He was seen struggling a lot in the beginning, he hit only 2 sixes in his innings and his strike rate was less than 100. When KL Rahul was criticized, former cricketer Sunil Gavaskar said that if everyone gets a chance, then KL Rahul should also get it as he is returning from injury.
Sunil Gavaskar said on India Today that KL Rahul is a class player, he has performed brilliantly in the last many years. If you give long time to other players, then why not give longer time to KL Rahul. He is your vice-captain, we all know how he can play. Sunil Gavaskar said that he is making a comeback after injury, so it may take some time for him to get into the rhythm.
KL Rahul is returning after a long time
After IPL 2022, KL Rahul stayed away from cricket as he suffered an injury. He could not be a part of the series against South Africa, England and West Indies. KL Rahul made a comeback from the recently concluded ODI series against Zimbabwe and then moved to the Asia Cup.
In the first match against Pakistan here, KL Rahul was out on the first ball, then his slow batting was seen against Hong Kong. In such a situation, the fans hope that he will come in color before the T20 World Cup.
If we talk about KL Rahul’s record in T20 cricket, then he has scored 1867 runs in 58 matches at an average of 40. KL Rahul has 2 centuries, 16 half-centuries to his name. His career strike rate is around 140.