India’s stand-in captain, KL Rahul thinks of a befitting answer when a writer asks him should Virat Kohli play as an opener for India in T20Is. Kohli and Rahul opened the innings in the group’s super four match against Afghanistan at the 2022 Asia Cup. Kohli, who as of late gotten back to cutthroat cricket in the wake of having some time off, showed looks at his superb structure, yet against Afghanistan, he amazed himself by scoring his 71st hundred and his first T20I century.
The star Indian batsman finished his century dry season with a 53-ball ton and proceeded to stay unbeaten on 122 runs. His innings were studded with 12 smacking boundaries and 6 sixes as he enlisted the biggest number of individual score to an Indian batsman in T20Is. During the match, Virat Kohli likewise turned into the second Indian player after Rohit Sharma to hit 100 T20I sixes and the second player to cross the 3500 run scoring mark after the current skipper Rohit Sharma.
In the post-match public interview, answering to the question from the columnist, KL Rahul brazenly answered, “So, what do you want me to do- sit out?”, he further added, “Virat scoring runs is a huge bonus for us. He must be pleased with his batting. He has been working on his game for the last 2-3 series and it has come off beautifully. If you play 2-3 innings like this, you get confidence. Happy he could play that way.”
Making sense of it further, KL Rahul said, “It is not like he can hit hundreds only when he is opening. If he can bat at number three then also he can score centuries and it is about the role the team wants him to play. Today he played his role beautifully. He will play his next role in the next series with good performances, no question mark about that.”
Discussing the hard working attitudes of Virat Kohli KL Rahul said, “The desire and passion to win matches for his country have always remained the same for him. But, we are obsessed with numbers. His contributions over the last 2-3 years are still phenomenal. He is still among the top two or three run-getters in white-ball cricket.”
India completed their Asia Cup crusade on a high as Rahul-drove side crushed Afghanistan by 101 runs Dubai.