Former Indian pacesetter RP Singh recently pointed out that KL Rahul is a technically sound batsman who knows how to clock his innings in T20 cricket. He mentioned how the batter is aware of the game situation and will accelerate accordingly.
Speaking on Cricbuzz, RP Singh suggested that if Rahul isn’t dismissed after a run-a-ball knock, he’ll up the ante in the final stages. He believes this sets him apart from Manish Pandey, who tends to fold his wicket after the set.
“KL Rahul is technically very solid. He has game awareness as he selects the bowlers to take chances against on any given day. If he folds for a run-a-ball 25, we’d say that’s how he played. Manish Pandey does that. But he ticks all the boxes because he protects his wicket and knows when to step on the gas.”
In the same video, Parthiv Patel also explained that KL Rahul is the type of racquet that can hit big runs despite slow starts. He opined that the 30-year-old is a good reader of the game and this is having a positive impact on his performance as a batsman.
“KL Rahul is the only player who can score a century in 20 overs, despite starting slowly. If you’re able to get 100 runs on 60 balls, it means you’ve read the game well and know how to speed up your innings.”
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Rahul will next be in action in the upcoming five-game T20I home series against South Africa, which is set to start on June 9. He was named captain for the white-ball assignment in the absence of full-time skipper Rohit Sharma.
“You won’t see KL Rahul hitting unorthodox shots that often” – Parthiv Patel
Parthiv Patel added that Rahul doesn’t rely too much on unorthodox punches. He stressed that the right-hander prefers to play proper cricket strokes even in the shortest format of the game.
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The former wicketkeeper appreciated that the player has strong defensive technique and his attacking shots are also an extension of it. Patel explained:
“You won’t see KL Rahul hitting unorthodox shots that often. He plays pure cricket batting and it’s all an extension of his defence. From his defense to his drive and his extension over the covers.”
It is worth mentioning that Rahul showed impressive form with the racquet in the recently concluded Indian Premier League (IPL 2022). He amassed 616 runs from 16 games and finished this year’s moneyed league as the top run-getter for the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG).
https://www.sportskeeda.com/cricket/news-india-vs-south-africa-2022-rp-singh-kl-rahul-s-batting-t20s?utm_source=feed&utm_medium=referral&utm_campaign=sportskeeda India vs South Africa 2022: RP Singh on KL Rahul’s batting in T20s