In the warm-up matches of the T20 World Cup, Team India has expressed its intentions by performing with a bang. Against England, where Ishan Kishan and KL Rahul performed strongly with the bat, the hitman i.e. Rohit Sharma’s bat spoke fiercely against Australia. According to cricket pundits, the responsibility of crossing the team’s line in the T20 World Cup will be on the shoulders of Virat and Rohit. Especially according to everyone, Hitman’s performance will mean a lot to Team India. But, former India captain Kapil Dev believes that KL Rahul will be seen playing the most important role for the Indian team, who has come to play the World Cup of cricket immediately after scoring a lot of runs in the IPL.
While talking to Sportskeeda Kapil Dev said, ‘KL Rahul. I love watching his batting. He takes his shots with full confidence and now even with experience, Rahul is going to prove to be very important for Team India in the T20 World Cup. I really enjoy watching him play and I think he can do a lot of good things for the Indian team going forward. Rahul’s performance in both the warm-up matches was excellent. Team India’s opener scored his half-century in just 23 balls against England. At the same time, 39 runs came off his bat against Australia as well.
Earlier in the recently concluded IPL 2021 too, Rahul’s bat spoke fiercely and he scored 626 runs in 13 matches at a strike rate of 138.80. In the practice match against England, captain Virat Kohli had made it clear that Rahul would be seen opening with Rohit Sharma in the opening matches of the World Cup. Kohli had told that he will come out to bat at the number three position. India has to play its first match in the T20 World Cup against Pakistan on 24 October.