Although Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) didn’t qualify for IPL 2020 playoffs by a whisker, their skipper KL Rahul had an impressive season with the bat. Main the Punjab aspect for the primary time, Rahul completed as the very best run-scorer of the event.
The Karnataka wicketkeeper-batsman scored 670 runs in 14 matches at a powerful common of 55.83 and bagged the Orange Cap this yr. His splendid kind with the bat additionally included an unbeaten 132 — highest rating by an Indian within the historical past of IPL.
Heaping reward on Rahul, former England skipper Nasser Hussain tagged him as ‘among the best white-ball gamers’ in the meanwhile. Hussain additionally stated that Rahul’s ‘stunning’ strokeplay is an efficient lesson for any teen.
“Rahul, I believe, is among the greatest white-ball gamers going in the meanwhile. He is an efficient lesson for any younger boy or woman about how one can strike a cricket ball and never over-hit it. Rahul strokes it superbly,” Hussain informed Skysports.
Hussain additionally lauded Delhi Capitals’ Shikhar Dhawan and slotted him because the second opener of his IPL XI. Like Rahul, Dhawan additionally had an excellent IPL season with the bat, which included two consecutive tons. Dhawan managed to attain 617 runs in 17 video games and completed second within the Orange Cap race.
“It’s not simply the runs they get. These two openers left hand and proper hand, are so pleasing on the attention. T20 is about muscle and hitting the ball, however it is usually about stroking the ball and Dhawan and Rahul had magnificent tournaments,” Hussain additional stated.
Each Rahul and Dhawan are at the moment gearing up for the much-awaited collection in opposition to Australia, set to start out with the ODI collection in Sydney from November 27th.