Former Pakistan captain Inzamam-ul-Haq becomes the latest to hail KL Rahul. Inzamam calls him a ‘rare’ talent and explained that most players get their first set of centuries in home Tests, and later in their career, they get overseas tons – but he pointed out that in Rahul’s case, it is the opposite.
Inzamam Admires KL Rahul
“If we talk about KL Rahul, five of his six Test centuries have come away from home. This is second in England and he has scored a century in Australia as well. Very rarely do we see batsmen with such performances. Very few batsmen have such a record where their initial 8-10 centuries are away from home,” Inzamam said on his YouTube channel.
KL Rahul made his debut in the red-ball format against Australia. He smashed his maiden Test hundred in Australia in the second Test in Sydney by facing the lethal bowling attack of the Aussies. The batter was brought under scrutiny for his performances lately but he has shushed the noise by shining against a powerful opposition like England.
The flying starts that he provided the team along with Rohit Sharma strengthened the Indian side in the first Test and it was the same way round at Lord’s too. Inzamam admired Rahul’s confidence and also congratulated him for his splendid innings.
“You might have seen plenty of players with away centuries, but usually they score their first set of hundreds at home, gain experience and then score away. However, KL Rahul’s system is the opposite,” he added.
Hailing Rahul’s confidence, Inzamam congratulated the Indian opener.
“The confidence with which he is playing is great to watch. Even in the first Test, where he scored 84, it was more crucial than anyone else. He helped India gain the lead and played a huge role. So huge congratulations to KL Rahul,” Inzamam added further.