Well, yes I just compared Indian batsman KL Rahul to a potato. Potatoes are amazing, aren’t they? They just fit perfectly with everything and so does Rahul. Rahul has shown that no matter where does the team require him to play, he will do it perfectly.
The man has played at number 1, number 3 and 5. And his performance at all three spots has been spectacular. In addition to that, he is a commendable wicket-keeper. The Indian team has been desperately looking for a replacement for the former captain and wicket-keeper, MS Dhoni and Rishabh Pant was supposedly the successor.
But Pant’s consistently poor performance has been a disappointment for the team. On the other hand, KL Rahul has been doing well for a player whose playing position keeps on changing. Well, if this isn’t a sign of being a perfect potato, then I don’t know what is.
In the last match against Australia Rahul was awarded the player of the match after scoring 80 in 52 balls. In addition to that, he took 2 catches and stumped out the Australian Captain Aron Finch.
“Look I have always opened the batting. That is the position, order I am most comfortable with, and I know how to build my innings. But I get to learn so much about my skills about my batting… batting as an art when I get the chance to bat at 3 or 4 or 5,” Rahul said in the post-match press conference. “I’m kind of enjoying it (batting at different positions), I’m finding new ways to counter bowlers, new ways to handle situations. I don’t look at it as pressure, something like an opportunity and I will try to play it the best I can,” he added.
Rahul also completed his 1000 runs in one day cricket. Kuldeep Yadav also reached the 100 wicket mark in ODI’s in the second ODI against Australia.