Former Indian Cricketer and Lucknow IPL Team’s mentor Gautam Gambhir has recently said that KL Rahul is a phenomenal white ball batter and a leader as well. Recently under the captaincy of KL Rahul India has lost the ODI series by 3-0 against the Hosts South Africa. There was a lot of criticism that has erupted in cricketing media about KL Rahul, especially about his white-ball captaincy – But the former Indian player has backed him on this occasion. Here Is KL Rahul Is a Phenomenal White ball Leader.
Gambhir has expressed the reasons behind picking KL Rahul, Marcus Stoinis, Ravi Bishnoi and said – “It’s a no brainer when it comes to KL Rahul. He is not only a batter but obviously a leader as well. It is a work in progress but he gives you three things- keeps wickets, he opens the batting and he is a phenomenal white ball batter. His consistency and run-scoring in the last couple of years has been phenomenal when he played for Punjab and other franchises plus at the same time he gives you three things so what better than this”
He has also added stating – “Marcus Stoinis, purely from a finisher point of view because we were not 100 percent sure whether Ben Stokes is going to be in the auction or not. So there were not too many quality all-rounders plus Marcus can bat in the middle order and probably can finish off the games as well. Ravi Bishnoi for me is one of the most exciting prospects at the moment and plus he was uncapped, he is young and he is only going to get better and at the moment we have seen what kind of skills he brings to the table because he is a complete wicket-taking option and you got someone like that an Indian that also is uncapped, who can get us wickets what better than that. So I feel that these three signings are very very exciting especially Ravi Bishnoi”
And speaking about the Lucknow teams agenda for the IPL 2022, he said – “I think the team needs to develop not just the individuals, it’s the team that wins you the tournament, not the individuals and most importantly I have always believed when you talk about team spirit, the bonding between the players, it comes with giving value to all the contributions because there will always be players who will have more opportunity to score more runs and take more wickets but the small contributions that will win you games as well.”
He has concluded by saying – “Big contributions only make headlines, it’s the small contributions that win you game. I think best camaraderie is when everyone is made to feel important and that is what is going to win you tournaments”