KL Rahul IPL, IPL 2023: KL Rahul believes his ‘strike rate’ is overrated in the IPL. He said this at Lucknow Super Giants’ jersey launch event ahead of the IPL. The right-handed batsman has been going through a hard time with his batting, hitting new lows after every match.
The 30-year-old was part of India’s playing XI in the first two test matches against Australia where he could score a total of 38 runs in three innings. Before the third match, Rahul’s vice-captaincy badge was taken away, then he was replaced by Shubman Gill in the playing XI for the 3rd test.
It looks clear that the Lucknow captain won’t feature in the fourth test as well. However, he could play in the ODI series against Australia which will start right after the tests end.
After the series concludes, KL Rahul will be captaining the Lucknow Super Giants in the IPL and he will be looking to win an IPL trophy as he missed it out last year by a couple of matches.
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KL Rahul: In my opinion, the strike rate is overrated
Rahul made headlines among fans once again at the jersey launch event of his Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise, where he was in attendance. At the event, the Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) revealed their jersey for the upcoming IPL 2023 season, and Rahul was questioned about his opinion on ‘strike rates’ in T20 cricket.
During the event, KL Rahul shared his perspective on the ‘strike-rate obsession’ and commented, “In my opinion, the strike rate is overrated. However, it varies based on the requirements of the game. For instance, if you’re chasing a target of 140, there’s no need to go for a strike rate of 200; it all depends on the present situation.”, said The LSG captain who has a strike rate of 136.22 in 109 matches played in the IPL.
At the jersey launch event, a Former Indian Batsman and the mentor of the Lucknow franchise, Gautam Gambhir was also in attendance. About Rahul, Gautam Gambhir mentioned that the team is fortunate to have a ‘stable-headed’ captain like him.
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Rahul parted ways with Punjab Kings before the 2022 season and was selected by Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) as their captain for INR 17 Crores, making him equally the highest-paid player in the IPL along with Virat Kohli.
On his debut for LSG, he scored an unbeaten 103 off 60 against Mumbai. Right after eight days, he scored another unbeaten century, this time 103 off 62, against the same opponent.
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