Latest Cricket News: Aakash Chopra has termed KL Rahul as a complete package & applauded him for guiding team India to a stunning win at Lord’s. Rahul played a stunning 129 runs knock in an innings that comprises full array shots.
While reviewing India vs England Lord’s Test in a video shared on his YouTube Channel, Aakash Chopra praised KL Rahul for his all-around strength as a batsman. He said, “Who protected the match, we will definitely talk about KL Rahul there. He is just a complete package. India had lost the toss; England had taken the decision to bowl, and the conditions were quite overcast, and they had four fast bowlers.”
Aakash Chopra also highlighted KL Rahul’s heroics with the bat by saying that he didn’t let his slow start affect his overall knocks by saying, “KL Rahul, at one point, had scored just 18 runs off 100 balls. He was part of a century partnership, for sure, but Rohit Sharma was the dominating partner, and Rahul was just biding his time. He was continuously playing defensive, and in such a scenario, you get self-doubts that a good ball might come.”
KL Rahul’s contribution was a mere 33 runs in his 126 run opening wicket partnership with Rohit Sharma. However, after Rohit’s dismissal, KL Rahul took the aggressor’s role. “You couldn’t breach his defense; he had such a good knowledge of his off stump that he was leaving deliveries, and not poking at something, but when Rohit got out, he started accelerating, and the quality of that knock went to another level.”
Aakash Chopra also said that KL Rahul played a perfect knock by hitting shots all around the stadium. “So the first part was compact, technical and after that the range of shots. The driving he showed, on the up, through the off side, he played the cut and the pull. He even stepped out to hit a six,” said Chopra.
KL Rahul’s scored blistering 129 runs off 250 balls during his six & a half-hour stint at the crease smashing 12 fours & a six.
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