2019 Cricket World Cup: New ball won’t trouble Rahul, reckons Lara

Rahul opened in the game against Pakistan last Sunday as normal opener Shikhar Dhawan was precluded because of thumb damage.

Unbelievable West Indies batsman Brian Lara accepts that confronting the new ball won't be an issue for KL Rahul as the right-gave batsman has the correct method.

Rahul opened in the game against Pakistan last Sunday as ordinary opener Shikhar Dhawan was precluded because of thumb damage.

The Karnataka batsman made a patient 57 off 78 balls and shared a strong 136-run remain with Rohit Sharma in the game which India won by 89 runs by means of the DLS strategy.

With Dhawan now led out of the whole World Cup and supplanted by youthful Rishabh Pant, Rahul looks set to open with Rohit in the rest of the matches.

Lara, a Star Sports master, feels that Rahul will savor this chance.

"Rahul is India's second-best batsman after Virat Kohli and he has been the opening batsman for IPL (Indian Premier League) also.

"While batting at number four, India has officially made a masterstroke as in the event of some unforeseen issue if there is a disaster in the start of the game, he has come in at number four and played like an opening batsman," 50-year-old Lara, who played 131 Tests and 299 ODIs, was cited as saying in a discharge issued Friday.

The 27-year-old Mangaluru-conceived Rahul has so far scored 94 keeps running in three matches in the continuous World Cup.

"I figure he will savor the chance of opening the batting request after Shikhar Dhawan has been discounted.

Particularly after the strategy that he has, confronting the new ball won't be an issue for him," included Lara, one of the batting greats of his time.

Lara expects some exceptional exhibitions from Rahul.

"I am anticipating seeing something unique from him. For me, he will be one of the top run-scorers in the World Cup," Lara closed down.

Unbeaten India next interpretation of Afghanistan in Southampton Saturday.
2019 Cricket World Cup: New ball won’t trouble Rahul, reckons Lara 2019 Cricket World Cup: New ball won’t trouble Rahul, reckons Lara Reviewed by Munna Shaikh on June 21, 2019 Rating: 5

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