'He is a quality player, much better than numbers suggest' - Wasim Jaffer backs KL Rahul amid lack of form
Wasim Jaffer has backed a struggling KL Rahul to showcase outstanding batting performances in the ongoing T20 World Cup 2022. Rahul scored nine runs against the Netherlands.
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Wasim Jaffer has backed underfire KL Rahul, saying that he is a quality player. Rahul had scored a painstaking four runs from eight balls in the last match against arch-rivals Pakistan at the MCG where he chopped one back on to the stumps off a Naseem Shah delivery.
Heaping praise on Rahul, Jaffer said that the Karnataka cricketer is a much better player than the numbers suggest and then added how injury woes have gone on to affect his performance.
It is a bit unfair because KL Rahul has been in a very good form: Wasim Jaffer
"I think KL Rahul is a much better player than the numbers suggest. If you remember during our previous visit to Australia, he was in top form and after that he got injured and then again he had to come back. Therefore, it a bit difficult to maintain the same rhythm", said Jaffer while speaking on 'BatBricks7 presents Run Ki Runneeti' on CricTracker.
"You know he has been hit by injuries a couple of times. That could probably be one of the reasons, but I mean obviously the numbers are there and he would like to improve those numbers. He is a phenomenal player in Test cricket and he is even phenomenal in T20Is and One Day Internationals," he added.
"We struggled against Pakistan. Rohit Sharma got out cheaply, KL got out cheaply, Suryakumar Yadav also. Those guys need to come to the party with the big games coming up and today India does not need to be complacent. The Netherlands would come out with people not expecting too much from them, but they would like to be there, they would like to throw punches. So, India need to be on their gaurd. They can't be complacent", the Mumbai cricketer further added.
KL Rahul was dismissed for just nine runs against his name in the Netherlands game.
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