KL Rahul has been critiqued for his recent form and slow pace of play. He was dropped from India’s Playing XI for the last two of the four Tests in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy series. He made a comeback to national colours in the first ODI against Australia. He batted in the middle order and remained India’s star with the willow in a tricky run-chase. This is not the first time KL Rahul has been instrumental for India. He has been consistent in his outings while batting in the middle order. Here are KL Rahul’s five best knocks by KL Rahul while batting in the middle order for team India in ODIs.
5. 73(70) vs Bangladesh, 2022
In the first ODI of 2022’s India tour of Bangladesh, the visitors got off to a horrible start batting first. India were struggling after losing three quick wickets for a score of 49. Shreyas Iyer and KL Rahul combined to form a considerable partnership and rescue the Indian innings. However, Iyer lost his wicket at the score of 92 after scoring 24 off 39. KL Rahul, however, held his wicket at one end to score 73 off 70 deliveries. He was the second last Indian wicket to fall as India reached 186. Bangladesh, in reply, came tantalisingly close to losing the game but somehow managed to get over the finish line with just one wicket in hand.