Tue. May 11th, 2021
India Today Web Desk

Trendy India batsman KL Rahul is presently in UAE and all set to lead the Kings XI Punjab group in IPL 2020. The entire of Punjab and his franchise owners will be hoping for the star wicketkeeper-batsman to place his hand on the coveted trophy on November ten and be the 1st 1 from the group to do so in IPL’s 13 12 months background.

KL Rahul has earlier expressed his happiness on becoming appointed as the captain of the franchise and additional that it really is the dream of every single player to lead his group. KL Rahul had starred for Ravichandran Ashwin-led Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2019 and ended up scoring 593 runs, the 2nd-highest by any batsman following David Warner, who amassed 692 runs. Ashwin has moved to Delhi Capitals for this season.

Not long ago, on becoming asked about the lessons he learnt from former India captain MS Dhoni although taking part in with him for the nation, KL Rahul stated that the calmness of the now retired cricketer was the trait he took inspiration from. Rahul additional that he has learnt about passion from Virat Kohli and backing up one’s gamers from Rohit Sharma, the Indian group vice-captain and Mumbai Indians captain.

KL Rahul uncovered that he was emotional like rest of the nation following MS Dhoni’s retirement. He described MS Dhoni’s calmness by calling it “insane” and stated that his presence was “useful” for the dressing space. Rahul also admitted that he wished to perform some much more worldwide cricket with Dhoni.

“Yes, yes. Dhoni’s calmness and belief showed in backing gamers who had the likely to be match winners. Virat’s passion in the way he prospects, the way he would like the boys to be greater and greater. Rohit often plays with a passion and backs gamers.

“Like the rest of the nation I also was emotional, we all would have wished to perform some much more cricket with him. As I stated, his calmness was insane and useful in the dressing space,” KL Rahul advised The Indian Express.

The 28-12 months-previous has not too long ago donned the gloves for Indian in restricted overs cricket regardless of Rishabh Pant becoming in the group. Asked if he expects much more options behind the stump in the absence of MS Dhoni, KL Rahul stated he will do no matter what the group requires him to do.

KL Rahul also hinted at taking the wicketkeeping duties at KXIP as “1 will get a complete 360-degree see from the spot”. Nonetheless, he additional that KXIP has several gamers, who can don the gloves.

I appreciated no matter what challenge was thrown at me for the final 7-eight months. Be it taking part in a various purpose or to bat at any place. What ever the group requires me to do, I will do it.

Yes, I will adore to do wicketkeeping. We have so several possibilities of wicketkeeper-batsmen, if I truly feel I require much more time or require to be on the discipline to control. Standing behind the stumps is a excellent way to do it as 1 will get a complete 360-degree see, it is simple to know what is taking place. It is a excellent spot to be.

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