Punjab Kings co-owner Ness Wadia has heaped praise on team’s skipper KL Rahul saying that the player can bat at every point of that chain of the 11.
“As one can recollect we went very strong for KL Rahul in the auctions. Show me a more versatile player in Indian cricket at the moment.
He can open, he can go down to number four, and he can go down to number six. At every point of that chain of the 11, to add he is also a wicketkeeper,” Wadia said during a conversation on Amstrad Insidesport Face 2 Face Cricket Series. In the previous match, Rahul scored 69 while Mayank Agarwal smashed a century. However, Rajasthan Royals chased down the huge target of 224 runs, winning the match by four wickets.
“He is a captain in the making, as he said recently ‘I have watched Virat, thinking like a captain.’ And when you’re a wicket keeper you automatically think a lot, so it’s going to be amazing. Our role is just to encourage them and give them more confidence,” he added.
Punjab Kings has so far played three matches, recording two losses and a win. However, Rahul’s performance in the last two games has been phenomenal.
During the team’s second match, the captain played an unbeaten knock of 132 runs off just 69 balls against Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB), guiding his side to a massive 97-run win.
IPL was initially scheduled to take place in March but it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. The league commenced on September 19 in the UAE.
Wadia said he knew all along that IPL would happen and had full faith in the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).