Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir is of the opinion that KL Rahul has more shots than anyone in India and also has more skill than Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. Gambhir further added that Rahul was playing a cautious approach for the Punjab Kings due to pressure from the captaincy.
Punjab Kings won their last league match against Chennai Super Kings by 6 wickets emphatically on October 7. Bowling first, Punjab restricted the opposition to a total of 134. Chasing the goal was a KL Rahul show at the Dubai International Cricket Stadium. while playing a 98-run undefeated shot from 42 balls. His entrance was a demonstration of elegant style. Former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir has opined that KL Rahul has more shots than anyone in India and that he should hit with aggressive intent as he did against Chennai.
“If you can hit like that, why not hit like that? Probably more skilled than Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli. I’m not saying it just because I’ve seen KL Rahul do it today, he just has it. Has more shots than anyone in India. And he showed it again, ”Gambhir said on ESPNCricinfo.
Rahul was on the attack from the beginning of his inning and no bowler could prevent him from handing out limits and sixes. He broke eight sixes and seven limits on his winning shot. The Punjab Kings captain is often criticized for his low hit rate when opening the innings. Former Indian starter Gautam Gambhir believes Rahul should let the world know about his ability. Additionally, he added that if Rahul had played that way earlier in the season, PBKS would have qualified for the playoffs.
“Just go play, man. Let the world appreciate, not just India. Show this world your skill. When people talk about Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli, they will probably talk about you. Because you have a lot more shots compared to Anyone else in India. If they had played like this, Punjab Kings would have qualified by now. It’s probably the pressure from the captaincy, I don’t know what it is, but the team management can respond, “he concluded.
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