KL Rahul is a street smart batsman: Irfan Pathan

KL Rahul is a street smart batsman: Irfan Pathan

KL Rahul has been one of the consistent performers in the ongoing IPL 2022.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: IPL/BCCI)

The Lucknow Super Giants skipper KL Rahul has been one of the most consistent batters in the ongoing season having amassed 451 runs from 10 matches averaging 56.38 and a striking at 145.02 including two centuries and as many half-centuries to his name. In fact, both his tons in this edition have come against the Mumbai Indians.

Heaping praise on Rahul’s purple patch, former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan has called him a ‘street smart’ cricketer as well as the most valuable Indian better at the moment. Giving further clarification on the same, the cricketer-turned-cricket pundit has said that the Karnataka cricketer has got the potential to bat at any position.

KL Rahul is one of the most valuable Indian batters: Irfan Pathan

“KL is a street smart batsman. He is capable of batting at any position, he has done that in Indian colours and one can do that with such ease only if he’s talented. He is one of the most valuable Indian batters because he has the ability to play in different modes,” Pathan said while speaking on Star Sports’ show Cricket Live.

Rahul scored a match-winning 77 runs from 51 deliveries at a strike rate of 151 including four fours and five sixes against the Delhi Capitals. His pivotal knock was instrumental in helping the Lucknow Super Giants post a stiff total of 195/3 from their 20 overs. The score proved to be enough as LSG eventually came out on top by six runs.

The new entrants would now be hoping to inch a step closer to a playoff berth when they face the Kolkata Knight Riders at the Maharashtra Cricket Association Stadium on May 7. They currently occupy the second position in the IPL 2022 points table having won seven out of 10 matches with 14 points to their tally at an impressive NRR of +0.397.

More importantly, the UP-based franchise would yet again be expecting a scintillating knock from their captain KL Rahul as he continues to make advancements in the Orange Cap list.