The recent form of KL Rahul, the opening batter for the Indian cricket team, has been a topic of discussion among fans and experts. Following a series of subpar performances and low scores, he was excluded from the Test team for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In his last ten Test innings, Rahul averaged a meager 12.5 with no score exceeding 25, prompting questions about his place in the starting eleven.
However, with the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2023 season just a few weeks away, Rahul spoke at the launch event of his team’s new jersey. He shared his thoughts on the importance of “strike rates” in T20 cricket, stating that an obsession with them should be avoided. Rahul emphasized that a player’s strike rate should depend on the current match situation rather than chasing a set figure.
Meanwhile, Rahul’s team, LSG, unveiled their new jersey design for the upcoming season. The jersey is dark blue with thin orange stripes on both sides and a hint of green. In their debut season, LSG reached the playoffs and signed Rahul for a whopping Rs. 17 crores, making him the joint-highest-paid player in the league’s history. Rahul has an impressive record in T20 cricket, having scored 3889 runs in 109 matches at an average of 48.01 and a strike rate of 136.22.