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"Beautiful, Elegant Looking Player": LSG Coach Langer Heaps Praises On KL Rahul

12:15 PM Dec 31, 2023 IST | NEWS Desk
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"Beautiful, Elegant Looking Player": LSG Coach Langer Heaps Praises On KL Rahul

New Delhi [India]: Former Australian batter and current Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) heaped praises on his franchise skipper and Indian middle-order batter KL Rahul, calling him a ‘beautiful, elegant-looking player’.

In a video posted by the LSG’s official X (former Twitter) handle, Langer praised KL and said that he is blessed to have him as a captain.

‘When I was an Australian coach and we had a series against India, I never used to relax until Virat Kohli and KL Rahul got out. Because he is (Rahul) so dangerous player and he is such a beautiful elegant looking player,’ said Langer.

Langer noted that Rahul is equally good against spin and pace.

‘He has experience. He can play to both sides of the ground. He plays spin and quick bowling well. I feel really grateful and I feel blessed to have a captain like KL Rahul. I am excited about that (teaming with KL Rahul),’ he added.

KL had a nice 2023 with the bat as he found a new identity for himself as a middle-order wicketkeeper-batter. In 30 matches this year, KL scored 1,203 runs at an average of 57.28, with the best score of 111*. He scored three centuries and seven fifties this year.

ODIs were KL’s strongest format, scoring 1,060 runs in 27 matches and 24 innings at an average of 66.25, with two centuries and seven fifties. His best score was 111*.

KL was not very consistent in three Tests he played, scoring 143 runs across five innings at an average of 28.60, with the best score of 101, a century that he struck in his comeback Test against South Africa in Centurion.

The batter has been associated with LSG since 2022. His season with LSG this year was cut short due to injury and in nine matches he played, he scored 274 runs in nine matches at an average of 34.25, with two half-centuries and a sub-par strike rate of over 113.

His first season with LSG though was great, scoring 616 runs in 15 innings at an average of 51.33 and a strike rate of over 135, with two centuries and four fifties.

KL, who has also played for Sunrisers Hyderabad, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings in the IPL, has scored 4,163 runs at an average of 46.78 and a strike rate of over 134.42, with four centuries and 33 fifties in his career as an IPL player.

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