IPL 2021: Punjab Kings Skipper KL Rahul To Explore His Aggressive Side, Says Coach Wasim Jaffer

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IPL 2021: KL Rahul received the Orange Cap final season as he smashed 670 runs from 14 video games.© BCCI/IPL




With 5 half-centuries and 100 underneath his belt within the 2020 version of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul is unquestionably a category act. Rahul’s good-looking tally of 670 runs within the final version of IPL had additionally fetched him his maiden Orange Cap. But critics have for a while now pointed fingers at Rahul’s strike charge, which they really feel may do with some enchancment. However, this time round, Rahul is predicted to be extra aggressive, in accordance with Punjab batting coach Wasim Jaffer. “KL batted a little timidly last season. He probably batted deeper because there was not much batting after No. 5, and Glenn Maxwell was not firing,” the Punjab Kings website quoted him as telling the Times of India. “He took that responsibility on himself to try and stay at the crease and get the job done. This time around, everyone will see an aggressive KL Rahul for sure.” 

Jaffer spoke about strategic selections made by the franchise close to buying the proper expertise and inserting them in the proper positions. He stated these selections will help gamers similar to Rahul discover their full potential and play extra freely and specific themselves to the fullest. 

Commenting on the recent expertise within the facet, Jaffer centered on Shahrukh Khan and stated he may very well be sinister to be careful for. “He (Shahrukh) is an exceptional hitter. He played an important role in Tamil Nadu’s title triumph in Syed Mushtaq Ali. Fabien Allen is another exciting talent as is Prabhsimran Singh,” 

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The Punjab Kings coach claimed that there’s rather more stability to his facet than final 12 months. “We lacked bowlers who can back Mohammed Shami. In Jhye Richardson and Riley Meredith, we have got two pacers who can bowl quick,” Jaffer added. 

Punjab Kings will tackle Rajasthan Royals of their season opener on Monday, April 12, on the Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. 

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