Stacked praise on the Indian Batsman K.L Rahul. Brian Lara says that he would pay to witness an innings from K.L Rahul, when he was asked by Ricky Ponting to pick his favorite player.
The pool of players consisted of the Indian Captain, Virat Kohli, followed by the test specialist Cheteswara Pujara, King of Yorkers, Jasprit Bumrah, and the GOAT of the Australian Spin attack, Nathan Lyon. All these players are known for something, and it is not a random pick, as all these players have been a major impact on their side, be with the Indian batsmen in the likes of Kohli with the runs or Nathan Lyon completely reversing the game to Australia by breaking the spine of the opposition batting order.
It sure is a tough job to get a more ecstatic pool of players than this heading to the test series. The upcoming four-match series held between India and Australia is expected to delight any cricket fan with a range of legends involved in the playing field from both sides.
According to Lara, it is not easy to pick anyone, but had one name in mind, and when asked to name the favorite player of the series. K.L Rahul was what he responded and Lara would invest his money to watch him play as batsmen or as a wicketkeeper, as he offers so much enhancement to the side.
When Brian Lara which Cricket player he would choose? He did not look at the pool but mentioned K.L Rahul out of the blue as it is because of the range of the correct cricketing shots he plays in the shorter format of the game. According to him, it was an easy answer. The Legendary left-hander also points out that it is this range of shots that makes him more special.
You might get to see a Jofra Archer, who is athletic and bowls 150 clicks Yorkers and effective bouncers, or on the other hand, you might also see a powerhouse hitter in the form of Nicholas Pooran. But K.L Rahul is what he loves to see, especially in T20Is. Brian Lara is very much aware of how he goes about in Test Cricket, but it is in T20 I guy, where the rest of the players rely on unorthodox cricketing shots, amidst which K.L Rahul is proving to everyone that T20I can also be approached with classical cricketing shots.
Upon sharing his views abut K.L Rahul, who made a comeback to the Indian Test side behind his white ball form, Ponting also added that the Karnataka right hander appears to be an appropriate test cricketer when he made his debut, but was ever more remarkable to witness the way he processed his game to a succcessful limited overs batsman.