Smith names the most impressive Indian player
Australia batsman Steve Smith has named KL Rahul as the most impressive Indian player. During a Q and A session on Instagram, he was asked, Which Indian player has impressed him most. Smith, who is considered as one of the best batsmen of modern-day cricket, took KL Rahul’s name in the reply.
KL Rahul has impressed with his extraordinary talent. Many believes, he is the next big thing for Indian national team. The right handed batsman scored 224 runs in the series against New Zealand in the five-match T20I series, which was most by an Indian in a bilateral T20I series. With that record he surpassed Kohli’s tally of 199 against Australia.
Previously, England’s premium fast bowler Jofra Archer picked Rahul’s name as the toughest batsman he has bowled to in T20 format.
Archer reminisced the 2019 edition of Indian Premier League and said Rahul did extremely well in that edition.
“Obviously, KL Rahul. He has got me a couple of times when we played Kings XI Punjab. So, I would definitely go with him. I cannot really put my finger on another one. It’s just him who has probably got the better of me most of the times,” Archer told Ish Sodhi during a live session.
Rahul was the second-highest run-scorer of the season with 593 runs in 14 games for Kings XI Punjab. Besides, he was also named as the captain of the franchise after Ravichandran Ashwin’s exclusion.