“Car With Gears In An Era Of Automatic”: Irfan Pathan’s Unique Praise For Star India Batter

Feb 12, 2024

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Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan is of the opinion that Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) may try out opening batsman KL Rahul in the middle-order. Rahul opened the batting for LSG in this marquee event since joining the team in 2022. In his first IPL season for the team, Rahul scored 616 runs in 15 matches at an average of over 51. Rahul missed out on notable numbers in the next edition. game due to injury. He played 9 matches for LSG in IPL 2023 and scored 274 runs. Praising Rahul, Pathan said that he is a player who can bat at any position.

“He is a car with gears in the era of automatic cars. He can bat in any gear from first to fifth. He also has a sixth gear. So looking at that, KL Rahul batting lower down the order is not bad at all will be.” Irfan Pathan said on Star Sports as quoted by Sportskeeda.

“It can be good for the team and also for him. In such a situation, both Quinton de Kock and Kyle Mayers can be included in the team combination. If both of them get a place, then they can go with an all-India pace attack. Are.” Pathan added.

Rahul is currently struggling with injury. He complained of pain in his right quadriceps and due to this he missed India's second Test in Visakhapatnam. While the batsman has been included in the team's remaining three matches against the Three Lions, his participation is subject to fitness.

“The participation of Ravindra Jadeja and KL Rahul is subject to fitness clearance from the BCCI medical team,” BCCI said in that release. In which he announced India's team for the remaining three Test matches against England.

The series is tied 1-1 with the third Test starting in Rajkot from February 15.

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