KL Rahul scored 66 off 107 balls as India struggled through the middle overs in the ICC World Cup 2023 final in Ahmedabad. This was after Australia won the toss and asked the Indian team to bat first.
Rohit Sharma (47) yet again gave India a fast start but fell three short of his half-century, For his team’s cause, he needed to bat at least till the 20th over to set the platform for India.
The pitch started playing tricks after the first powerplay as it started to slow down. The picture started showing signs of turn and bounce as well as soon as the Australian spinners came into the attack.
For a period of more than 20 overs, the Indian batters were unable to hit boundaries. Virat Kohli (54) and KL Rahul (66) added 67 runs for the fourth wicket bringing India back into the game.
However, once Kohli was dismissed by Pat Cummins, India lost KL Rahul quickly as well as the Indian run-scoring tempo slowed down again.
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KL Rahul Standing Up When It Mattered Most: Aakash Chopra
Taking to X, Aakash Chopra praised KL Rahul’s innings as it was a crucial innings on a rough wicket. He backed him for playing a good innings and in the process lauded his comeback into the Indian team as well.
The most trolled Indian cricketer in the last 12 months is the man standing up for the team when it mattered the most. The World Cup final.
Well played, Kamaal Lajwaab Rahul 🙇♂️ #IndvAus #CWC23Final
— Aakash Chopra (@cricketaakash) November 19, 2023
“The most trolled Indian cricketer in the last 12 months is the man standing up for the team when it mattered the most. The World Cup final. Well played, Kamaal Lajwaab Rahul #IndvAus #CWC23Final” wrote Chopra on his Twitter handle.
KL Rahul made a comeback to the Indian team after missing the first two games of the Asia Cup. He started batting in the middle-order since his return and has scored 917 runs in this calendar year so far at an average of 70.54.
Since his return, he has batted majorly at four and five and has scored runs at an average of 56.81. He finished the World Cup with 452 runs after his knock in the final.
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