On Sunday, Steve Smith, one of the finest batsman in current time, named the Indian batsman he has impressed with in recent time. In a question answer session on Instagram, Steve Smith was presented this question by one his fans.
Smith, who have played with and against the likes of Virat, Rohit, Sachin, MS Dhoni, Rahul Dravid and many more over the years in his career, surprisingly named none of the aforementioned players. Instead, the right-handed bastman named the very talented KL Rahul as the one who has impressed him a lot.
“KL Rahul. Very good player,” wrote Steve Smith when the fan asked him ‘which Indian player impressed you the most?’.
KL Rahul has been in red hot form in the limited overs cricket, amassing runs in both formats with a remarkable consistency and strike rate. But it was his versatility and adaptability that earned him a permanent spot in the famed Indian batting line-up. KL Rahul has made everyone applaud his efforts with the versatility he has shown in last one and half year.
Since the starting of 2019, the Karnataka batsman has performed at every batting position he has been thrown in. Whether its batting in the middle order or the finisher’s role apart from his regular opening slot, he has made runs in every condition.
After a stellar World Cup 2019 with the bat, the 28-year old also donned the gloves in the starting of this year, when regular keeper Rishabh Pant had to retire after being hit by a bouncer. And in no time, he was India’s regular wicket keeper in limited overs cricket.
Ever since taking the gloves the Karnataka batsman has scored 527 runs at an astonishing average of 65.87 and a strike rate of 125.77 including one century and four half-centuries. It’s still his early days in his career and the Karnataka batsman is bound to go distance if he keeps performing like this.