KL Rahul is going through a lean phase. But fortunately for him, he has got the back of the captain, coach, and team management. After Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team batting coach Vikram Rathour also backed India’s arguably best T20 batsman.
KL Has Been Our Best Batsman in
T20, Says Indian Cricket Team Batting
Coach Vikram Rathour
KL Rahul is going through a lean phase. But fortunately for him, he has got the back of the
captain, coach, and team management. After Virat Kohli, Indian cricket team batting coach
Vikram Rathour also backed India’s arguably best T20 batsman.
format. He’s Rathour on KL Rahul
KL Rahul has been struggling to get runs in T20 since the Australia tour. The ongoing
England series has not been easy for him so far. He is visibly struggling and upset with
himself. In last two matches he failed to register any score and was dismissed for zero.
While his off-form is worrying for most, the batting coach of the Indian national cricket
team Vikram Rathour still has full faith in the side’s best T20 batsman. Rathour said,
“Anybody can have a lean phase. In the last one year, KL (Rahul) has been our best batsman
in the T20 averaging 40-plus with a strike rate of 145. Three failures do not change the fact
that he is, maybe, the best batsman we have in his format. He has done really well for us in
the past year.”
According to India’s batting coach, this is the time for the team to support KL Rahul. “As a
team, we need to support him. I am absolutely sure he will come out of this lean phase that
he is going through.”
Numbers Speak For KL
Rathour further added, “They (white-ball players) do get a little rusty. The best we can do is
keep providing them practice. They have been having lot of net sessions. They have been
batting in the middle also. That’s all we can do and hope that one innings or one shot and
people like KL Rahul can be back in form.”
Speaking about the T20I record that KL Rahul boasts, in 48 matches he has accumulated
1543 runs, at an average of 40.6 and a strike-rate of 143.13. He also has two hundreds and
12 fifties in T20I cricket to his name. These numbers reveal why KL Rahul is getting support
from the team management and teammates in this tough time.
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