KL Rahul comes out with a hilarious response when a journalist asks him to make Virat Kohli open the innings in T20I’s
At the 2022 T20 Asia Cup, Team India’s last Super Four match, which took place on September 8 at the Dubai International Stadium, resulted in a victory over Afghanistan (Thursday). As the normal captain of the squad, Rohit Sharma, was given some time off to relax, KL Rahul was given the responsibility of leading the team. KL Rahul did a good job of marshaling his troops, and the team ended up winning the match handily.
Rahul not only served as the captain of the team, but he also scored an impressive fifty runs with the bat with his opening partner, Virat Kohli. However, it was Kohli’s completion of his 71st international century that garnered all of the attention. In the meantime, after the game, Rahul provided a humorous response to a journalist who had questioned him if he would be asking the team management that Kohli be given the opening spot.
“During the Indian Premier League, we’ve seen Virat Kohli get five hundred while opening the batting. Again, he opened the batting and got a century. Therefore, as vice-captain, would you suggest to the team management that Virat Kohli be given a shot at opening the batting during the next series against Australia and South Africa, as well as the World Cup?” questioned the reporter at the press conference that took place after the game.
Rahul, who is also an opener with Rohit Sharma, said, “Are you saying that I should then sit out? It’s amazing.”
In terms of Rahul’s performance during the Asia Cup, the right-handed batter got off to a shaky start as he scored a duck in the first match against arch-rivals Pakistan, but he played a decent knock against Hong Kong. Rahul also played well in the first two super four matches against Pakistan and Sri Lanka, and he finished his Asia Cup campaign with a fifty.
The right-handed batsman has been a mainstay in the Indian batting line-up for quite some time now, and it is widely anticipated that he would play an important part in the forthcoming white-ball series against Australia and South Africa.