IPL 2020, which was moved to UAE after the rising Coronavirus cases in India, is just around the corner. The excitement regarding the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League among fans is at its peak, with fans and cricket experts discussing and debating over it.
Recently, former Indian cricketer Gautam Gambhir opined that he would be rooting out for KL Rahul in the upcoming edition of the Indian Premier League. In an interview on the Star Sports show Cricket Connected, Gautam Gambhir said that KL Rahul would be the player to watch out for in IPL 2020. He said:
“I would want to genuinely watch what KL Rahul does in this IPL.”
Gautam Gambhir was asked which player could hit the most sixes in the upcoming IPL, Gautam Gambhir responded that he is extremely keen on watching KL Rahul showcasing his talent in IPL 2020.
He further reasoned that KL Rahul is an outstanding player in the limited-overs formats of the game. He said:
“Because according to me KL Rahul is a fantastic T20 cricketer, probably not Test cricket, but definitely T20 and white-ball cricketer.”
In the upcoming edition of the league, KL Rahul will be seen leading Kings XI Punjab as the skipper of the team. Gautam Gambhir mentioned that it would be interesting to watch how the additional pressure of captaincy will impact KL Rahul. He said:
“This time he has got the captaincy. We will have to see if he relishes the captaincy because there have been a lot of promising players who have relished captaincy and there have been many other promising players who have been pulled down by the pressures of captaincy.”
Meanwhile, KL Rahul has been in sensational form in the last two editions of the league. He would hope to continue with the terrific form and not let the pressure of captaincy have an adverse impact on the game.