Sunil Gavaskar Points Out The Biggest Strength In KL Rahul’s Game

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Sunil Gavaskar Hailed KL Rahul For His Heroics Last Night: After two back-to-back wins, the Indian cricket team has been receiving praises from all the corners. The Indian side thrashed the Scotland cricket team after chasing the target of 86 runs within 6.2 overs. KL Rahul stole the show with his bat as he smashed a blistering half-century against Scotland.

It was the second-fastest fifty by an Indian at the T20 World Cup, as he raced to a half-century off 18 balls against Scotland on Friday. His lace was studded with six fours and three sixes.

Meanwhile, Team India opener, Gavaskar told Sports Today talked about the talent KL Rahul has and said it was just about things clicking. He said

He (Rahul) has been absolutely terrific in the last couple of IPLs. Look at the rate at which he has been scoring and he plays authentic cricket shots. He plays the occasional scoop or reverse sweep but, because he has got all the normal cricketing shots in the book, he doesn’t have to resort to these other shots. The talent was always there. It was just a matter of everything clicking together. That’s what happened in this game.”

Earlier during the game, the Indian bowlers gave a tough time to Scotland in Dubai. The Indian side managed to bundle out their opponents for 85. Mohammed Shami turned out to be the wreckers-in-chief with figures of 3 for 15.

Shami got his yorker on target against Scotland. Former Indian cricketer Sunil Gavaskar urged the Indian pacer to focus more on bowling in the block hole as opposed to slower balls and other variations. He said:

He (Shami) has got one of the best yorkers in the business. Sometimes I wonder why he resorts to those slower ones. He doesn’t have control over his slower deliveries and he gets hammered. Against top batters, to bowl the yorker spot on is important. If you bowl just a little bit full, they can use the pace to scoop it for a six or, if it’s between the knee and the ankle, it can be smashed for a boundary.”

He added:

The slower and back of the hand delivery, these are not his deliveries. He gets smashed with that. He has got to focus either on the short delivery or the yorker for him to be effective in this form of the game.”

Meanwhile, the Virat Kohli-led Indian cricket team will be seen locking its horns against Namibia in their final Super 12 encounter on Monday in Dubai. However, before that, the fate of the Indian side qualifying for the semi-finals depends upon whether Afghanistan will defeat New Zealand