New Delhi, IANS. Former captain of the Indian team Sunil Gavaskar has praised Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul, who is captaining for the first time in the Indian Premier League. Gavaskar believes that in the current 13th season of IPL, Kings XI Punjab team is performing brilliantly under the leadership of Lokesh Rahul. Rahul is leading the team going forward. Even now the team is on the winning track.
Sunil Gavaskar has also told that KL Rahul has scored 567 runs in 11 matches so far and he is now holding the Orange Cap in IPL 2020. Gavaskar said in the Cricket Live show, “Punjab team has been a great performance under the captaincy of KL Rahul. Rahul has matured in the role of captaincy. When he does not score much, he makes changes in fielding, changes in bowling. He gave the 19th over to Chris Jordan and relied on Arshdeep Singh to defend 14 runs in the final over.
It is worth noting that the team of Kings XI Punjab was at the bottom of the points table due to the defeat in five consecutive matches. However, in many of those matches, the Punjab team was in a winning position, but lost in close matches. However, after this, the Punjab team won four matches in a row and has now reached fifth place with 10 points. To reach the playoffs, the team also has to win the remaining three matches.
Kings XI Punjab successfully defended 126 against Sunrisers Hyderabad in the last match. To this Sunil Gavaskar said, “You know they have found the way to win. At the start of the tournament it seems that they could not achieve it. Every time they came close to victory, they were losing in the last over. He later found the key that led him to winning the match. In the last match, a lot needed to be done to defend 126 runs. There was a need to show confidence and he did.