Former Indian cricket team opener batsman Gautam Gambhir has praised Lokesh Rahul, the batsman of the Indian team and captain of Kings XI Punjab in IPL.
Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul played an extremely quick and aggressive innings of 132 runs in 79 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore on Thursday 24 September.
Gautam Gambhir statement –
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes that Lokesh Rahul and hit man Rohit Sharma are more dangerous batsmen than Royal Challengers Bangalore captain Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers.
Gambhir said that it is very difficult to bowl in front of Lokesh Rahul as he is a great batsman. Rohit Sharma, vice-captain of the Indian cricket team and captain of the Mumbai Indians, is likewise.
To control batsmen like Rahul and Rohit, you should have at least 3-5 plans. The same plan against Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers is enough. According to Gautam Gambhir, Lokesh Rahul plays shots all around the field. The same Indian captain Virat Kohli only bats in the more leg side.
And when Rahul is in his full rhythm, it is very difficult to bowl against him. You cannot bowl flower length to Lokesh Rahul. Because like Rohit Sharma, he also has a lot of shots. Gautam Gambhir says that when he was captain, Rohit was quite afraid of Sharma’s batting. Because there used to be 4 to 5 plans against them.
It was not the same against Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers. AB de Villiers is seen struggling on short pitch balls. Along with this, Gautam Gambhir has praised Rahul very much. And so did Rahul, who played a blistering 132-run knock against Royal Challengers Bangalore.
Currently, Rahul is one of the best batsmen of the Indian team. Punjab captain Lokesh Rahul is such a batsman, you play very well with the responsibility of opening or middle order. Lokesh Rahul has been performing well behind the wicket for some time.
That is why Lokesh Rahul has been appointed as the captain of Punjab. Rahul is also performing that responsibility quite well. Gautam Gambhir said that Rahul has also come in the role of captaincy.