Power hitters are very popular in international cricket but Indian batsman KL Rahul has no problem admitting that he is neither a ‘power hitter’ nor does he crave to be so. Known for his artistic batting, Rahul said that he can score runs at a strike rate of 160-170 even without batting aggressively.
He said, ‘I will not call my batting a power hitting because if I can be honest I cannot do that. He said, ‘I have some technical skills and I believe in playing the role as per the need of the team. If you have to score runs at a strike rate of 160 or 170, then I will try to make another way.
He has been playing 50 overs of cricket regularly for the last one year and he is happy that he is in good form. He said, ‘I never played continuously for so long. I feel good that I am contributing to the team’s victory and playing my role.
When asked about the Australian team, he praised Marnus Labuschen but denied that he is an unknown player. Rahul said, ‘I don’t think he is unknown now. He is in the top five and has been scoring a lot for the last 12-15 months. He was playing consistently well even before the Corona epidemic. Hopefully he will not be able to score against us. Our bowlers are very good and it will be a good challenge for them.
He also described his teammate Glenn Maxwell as a dangerous batsman in the IPL. “He is a dangerous player and that is why we had him in our team in IPL,” he said.