New Delhi. Legendary all-rounder Kapil Dev believes that premier batsman KL Rahul can be a big asset for Team India in the 2021 edition of the ICC World T20. KL Rahul, one of the most versatile batsmen in the current Indian team, recently cemented his place in the Virat Kohli-led Team India’s playing XI after performing for the Asian giants in the T20 World Cup warm-up match against England. Is. The recently concluded 14th season of the Indian Premier League (IPL 2021) was quite spectacular for Punjab Kings captain Lokesh Rahul.
With KL Rahul opening the innings for Team India with vice-captain Rohit Sharma, legendary all-rounder Kapil has backed the flamboyant batsman for this big tournament. Team India, led by Kohli, will start its campaign against arch-rivals Pakistan on Sunday, October 24.
During a conversation with Sportskeeda before the face-off between India and Pakistan, when Kapil Dev was asked to name a batsman whom he would like to see? While many expected the former India captain to name Virat Kohli or vice-captain Rohit Sharma, the 1983 World Cup-winning captain made a special mention of KL Rahul, who has been in exceptional form across formats.
Kapil Dev said, “KL Rahul. I love watching him bat. He has so much faith in the shots he plays and now with all the experience Rahul can be a big asset for India in this T20 World Cup. I always love watching him play and I think he will do a lot of good things for Indian cricket going forward.”
Talking about Rahul’s stellar performance in the warm-up matches, the star batsman played a brilliant innings of 51 runs in 24 balls, as India defeated England by 7 wickets in their first practice match at the ICC Academy Ground on Monday. The Indian opener played a crucial innings of 39 runs in 31 balls in Team India’s 9-wicket win over Australia at the same venue on Wednesday.