In the last season of the Indian Premier League (IPL), Punjab Kings captain KL Rahul looked in tremendous rhythm.
KL Rahul is known for scoring fast runs.
The Punjab Kings, who have been struggling with continuous poor performance, made major changes in their team for the last season, which also showed their effect on their performance. Team management gave the captaincy of the team to Indian batsman KL Rahul. Rahul not only showed his talent by captaining but also with his bat. Rahul joined the team in the year 2018 when the captaincy of the team was with Anil Kumble. He was given the captaincy of the team last year.
KL Rahul’s journey in IPL started in 2013. He represented Royal Challengers Bangalore in the first season. In its next season, Sunrisers Hyderabad was bought for one crore rupees. In 2016, he was once again associated with RCB. In the following season, he did not play due to a shoulder injury. In the year 2018, he was bought by Punjab Kings for a record 11 crore rupees.
Rahul’s journey to IPL is seven years old
KL Rahul played 81 matches in his IPL career of seven years. During this time, he has scored 2,647 runs at an average of 44.86. He has also scored two centuries and 21 half-centuries in the league. Rahul is at 22nd position in the list of batsmen scoring the most runs in the league. KL Rahul’s performance improved a lot after joining Punjab Kings. In the year 2018, Rahul played 14 matches in which he scored 659 runs at an average of 158.41. This year he scored an unbeaten 95 runs. In this season, he hit the fastest IPL half-century (14 balls) against Delhi Capitals. After this, in the next season, he scored 593 runs in 14 matches.
Rahul won the orange cap last season
His best season so far was in the year 2020. Last season, when he was given the captaincy, his bat was also raining heavily. He scored 670 runs in 14 matches this season. Which included five half-centuries and one century. He was an Orange Cap holder last season.
In a match against RCB, he played a stormy innings of 132 * runs in just 69 balls with the help of 14 fours and seven sixes. This is the record for the highest individual score in the league by any Indian batsman. In the last season, Rahul was made the captain of Punjab. The team also did better under his captaincy. Under his captaincy, Punjab won six matches and lost eight. Under his leadership, Punjab failed to make it to the play-offs.
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