KL Rahul Praises Shami and Bumrah, Prefers Batsman over Wicketkeeper

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India’s Middle-Order Batter Praises Pacers

India’s middle-order batter KL Rahul has praised pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammed Shami, saying that facing them in the nets is “deadly.”

Shami and Bumrah: India’s Top Bowlers

Shami and Bumrah have been India’s best bowlers in the World Cup so far. Shami has taken 16 wickets in four matches at an average of seven and an economy rate of 5.30, with best figures of 5/18. Bumrah has taken 15 wickets in nine matches at an average of 15.53 and an economy rate of 3.65 with best figures of 4/39.

KL Rahul Prefers Batsman over Wicketkeeper

When asked whether he likes KL Rahul the wicketkeeper or batsman better, KL said that he likes the latter more. In 69 ODIs, KL has scored 2,536 runs at an average of 48.76, with best score of 112. He has six centuries and 16 fifties.

Rahul Prefers Knock against Australia over Knock against Pakistan

When asked whether he prefers his knock of 111* against Pakistan in the Asia Cup, which was his comeback match after injury or his 97* against Australia in the WC campaign opener at Chennai, KL expressed his preference for the latter. In that match against Australia, India was down 2/3 while chasing 200. After that, KL (97* in 115 balls) joined forces with Virat Kohli (85 in 116 balls) to help India register a six-wicket win.

Jadeja Toughest Spinner to Keep Wickets to

When asked which spinner is more tough while keeping wickets, he chose Ravindra Jadeja as his answer, with Kuldeep Yadav presented as another option. Ravindra Jadeja (14 wickets in eight matches with best figures of 5/33) and Kuldeep Yadav (12 wickets in eight matches with best figures of 2/7) are the two leading Indian spinners of this World Cup.

KL Rahul Prefers On Drive over Pick-Up Shot

When asked about his favorite shot between the On Drive and Pick Up Shot, KL said, “On Drive is my favorite but I think I play the pick-up shot way better.”

Rahul’s Non-Cricket Interests

KL was given two options, Tennis and Football and he chose the latter as his favourite non-cricket sport. On his favorite non-cricket legend, KL was given two options, Swiss tennis great Roger Federer and football legend David Beckham, the batter chose the Manchester United icon Beckham, who has also represented Real Madrid, Paris Saint Germain, AC Milan at club level, and England at international level. Between London and Melbourne, KL chose London as his favorite non-Indian city. Between action movies and drama genres, KL expressed that action movies are his preferred form of entertainment. KL was given two options, Superman and Batman. The batter expressed his preference for Batman.

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