KL Rahul World Cup Final 2023- Yuvraj Singh T20 WC Final Innings: The kind of slow batting done by Indian batsman KL Rahul in the World Cup final raised many questions. Seeing his innings, many cricket experts remembered Yuvraj Singh’s innings in the 2014 T20 World Cup. Then he also played a very slow innings.
KL Rahul played extremely slow in the final against Australia, as a result this was a big factor in Team India’s defeat. KL Rahul played a very slow inning of 66 runs.
During this period, Rahul faced 107 balls and could hit only one four. Rahul’s strike rate was 61.68. Many fans compared this batting of KL Rahul with the innings of Yuvraj Singh. Actually, Yuvraj Singh also batted very slowly in the 2014 T20 World Cup final.
However, if we talk about the World Cup final match, India scored 80/2 runs in 10 overs powerplay. After this, Team India scored 117 runs between 10.1 overs and 40 overs and lost 3 wickets. Rohit Sharma played a brilliant inning of 47 runs in 31 balls, but as soon as he was out, the condition of Team India became weak.
It seemed as if the batsmen of Team India were in a bind. After the dismissal of Rohit, Shubman Gill (4), Shreyas Iyer (4), Virat Kohli (54) and KL Rahul took the score to 148 (28.3 overs), here when Kohli was out, Team India was in the maze of Kangaroos. Stuck. Then the Kangaroo bowlers tightened the noose on the Indian batsmen.
Batting first in the final of the World Cup 2023, India scored 240 runs, in reply the Kangaroo team won by 6 wickets with 42 balls remaining. This was the sixth World Cup of the Australian team.
What happened to Yuvraj in the 2014 World Cup T20 final?
This innings of KL Rahul is also being compared with the innings played by Yuvraj Singh in the T-20 World Cup 2014 final. Then Yuvraj Singh had scored 11 runs facing 21 balls in that final match. This was the same prince who was known as Sixer King.
Yuvraj came to the crease after the dismissal of Rohit Sharma (29) in 10.3 overs in that match, when Team India’s score was 2-64. But due to his slow batting, Team India could score 130/4 runs in that match. Finally Mahendra Singh Dhoni came and faced 7 balls and scored 4 runs. After this, Sri Lanka won the match by 6 wickets with 13 balls remaining.
KL Rahul scored 452 runs in 10 innings
Rahul played 10 innings in a total of 11 matches in the World Cup, during which he scored 452 runs. His highest score was 102 runs. The average score was 75.33 and the strike rate was 90.76. Rahul played his first match against Australia on 8 October in Chennai. He scored unbeaten 97 runs in 115 balls. Hit 8 fours and two sixes. The strike rate was 84.34. Rahul became the player of the match. In this match, Rahul saved Team India from Australia.
Performance of India’s top players
Virat Kohli- 765 runs
Rohit Sharma- 597 runs
Shreyas Iyer- 530 runs
KL Rahul- 452 runs
Shubman Gill- 350 runs
Mohammed Shami- 24 wickets
Jasprit Bumrah- 20 wickets
Ravindra Jadeja- 16 wickets
Kuldeep Yadav – 15 wickets
Mohammad Siraj- 14 wickets
Indian team’s journey in the World Cup
First match: India beat Australia by six wickets in Chennai
Second match: India beat Afghanistan by eight wickets in Delhi
Third match: India beat Pakistan by seven wickets in Ahmedabad
Fourth match: India beats Bangladesh by seven wickets in Pune
Fifth match: India beat New Zealand by four wickets in Dharamshala
Sixth match: India beat England by 100 runs in Lucknow
Seventh match: India beat Sri Lanka by 302 runs in Mumbai
Eighth match: India defeated South Africa by 243 runs in Kolkata
Ninth match: India beat Netherlands by 160 runs in Bengaluru
Semi-finals: India beats New Zealand by 70 runs in Mumbai
Final: Australia lost by six wickets in Ahmedabad