IPL 2021: KL Rahul was little timid final season, will likely be extra aggressive, says Wasim Jaffer


File picture of Punjab Kings batting coach Wasim Jaffer (left) with captain KL Rahul.

KL Rahul had a ball final season when the star Indian batsman took cost because the captain of the Kings XI Punjab (rechristened to Punjab Kings). The franchise completed a lowly fifth on the desk however Rahul went on a scoring spree, together with Mayank Agarwal up the order, amassing as a lot as 670 runs in 14 video games.

Nevertheless, the batsmen, who resorted to a sheet anchor position for the aspect, usually could not rating at a fast tempo and had a strike charge of 129.35; making many query if he is scoring as shortly as wanted within the format.

Kings’ batting coach Wasim Jaffer admitted that the skipper was timid final season with skilled pinch hitters down the order and will likely be a way more aggresive batsman this time round.

“KL batted a little bit timidly final season. He most likely batted deeper as a result of there was not a lot batting after No. 5, and Glenn Maxwell was not firing. He took that duty on himself to attempt to keep on the crease and get the job accomplished. This time round, everybody will see an aggressive KL Rahul for positive,” Jaffer stated.

Rahul didn’t be among the many runs within the recently-concluded India vs England T20 collection however Jaffer stated there’s nothing to fret so far as the type of their skipper is anxious. 

“It may occur to any participant. The extra video games he performed, the higher he turned. Sure, he had a poor T20 collection, but it surely didn’t make him a foul batsman. He has scored centuries in all three codecs and is aware of his recreation higher than anybody else. Within the ODIs, he confirmed why he’s such a particular participant,” stated Jaffer.

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