IPL 2022: KL Rahul’s incredible shots prove he’s in the best phase of his career, says Suresh Raina | Cricket News


PUNE: Former Indian cricketer and Chennai Super Kings legend Suresh Raina believes the incredible batting from Lucknow Super Giants captain KL Rahul proves he is in the game best phase of his career. Rahul has been in consistent form in IPL 2022, scoring 451 points in 10 games with an average of 56.38 and a strike rate of 145.01.
He also has two centuries against the Mumbai Indians and as many half centuries. As Lucknow take on the Kolkata Knight Riders at the MCA Stadium in Pune on Saturday, Rahul only needs another 49 carries to reach the 500 carries mark for the fifth consecutive IPL season, making him one of the most consistent hitters in the tournament as of late. time.
“KL (Rahul) is in the best frame of mind right now, he is hitting with a very positive frame of mind. He is playing some amazing shots which proves he is in the best phase of his career. He is also trying a few new things this season (in his stick) He plays with the minds of bowlers and traps them He forces bowlers to bowl in areas that are his strong areas and builds his innings accordingly It’s really commendable to to see him hit like that,” Raina said on Star Sports’ Cricket Live.
Adding to Raina’s views, former Indian cricketer Mohammed Kaif pointed out that although Rahul is capable of playing aggressive shots from the start of his innings, he curbs his instincts at the same time to ensure he plays. hard-hitting long shots for Lucknow in IPL 2022.
“KL Rahul is trying to play captain’s innings this year. He can be aggressive off the start and he’s able to start his innings with a six but he curbs his instincts in order to play long, hard hitting shots.”
“He’s got every shot in his arsenal, he can play sweep shots, he can hit shots, and he plays those chopping shots brilliantly, but the reason he takes his time in the middle is to extend his innings. He can take risks as there are a lot of good batsmen in his team, but he looks to strike with responsibility and lead his team forward.”
Former Indian all-rounder Irfan Pathan has claimed that Rahul is one of the most valuable batsmen in the country as he has the ability to play in various positions and in different modes both domestically and internationally.
“KL is a smart drummer on the street. He is capable of hitting from any position, he did it in India colors and you can only do it with such ease if he is talented. He is one of the most valuable Indian strikers because he has the ability to play in different modes.”

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