India batsman KL Rahul won the player of the match award for his spectacular batting efficiency within the 2nd ODI in opposition to Australia at Rajkot, through which he smashed 80 runs in 52 balls to assist his facet to a mammoth complete of 340/6 in 50 overs. But Rahul, who was additionally given the wicketkeeping duties instead of concussed Rishabh Pant, additionally shined behind the stumps when he achieved a lightning fast stumping to do away with Aaron Finch. The second happened within the first ball of the 15th over as Ravindra Jadeja tossed the ball to the Aussie skipper who tried to hit it out of the park. But the ball turned and Finch missed to get bat on it.
Watch : That extremely-quick stumping from @klrahul11
— BCCI (@BCCI) January 17, 2020
Rahul shortly grabbed the ball behind the stumps and clipped the bails off earlier than Finch might get his toes behind the road. The third-umpire contemplated over the choice for some time, however after resulting from consideration, switched on the crimson gentle to seal Finch’s departure again to the pavilion.
The cricket followers have been fast to attract comparisons with MS Dhoni and identified that Rahul might be an excellent substitute for the previous India captain.
KL Rahul might be a form of substitute to MS DHONI! #INDVAUS
Too good behind the stumps and absolute class on the decrease down the order..
The solely field left him to tick is a match-successful knock underneath stress!!
— MSD Zealot!! (@HelicopterShott) January 17, 2020
Everyone considered Rishabh Pant, however KL Rahul is ideal substitute for MS Dhoni. Just a thought. @imVkohli .
— Prasanna Deshmukh (@prasannadeshmuk) January 18, 2020
Saha in take a look at and Rahul In odi’s and T20’s Perfect answer for indian cricket Team And We are listening to some glimpses of Dhoni In Rahul right now the way in which he’s talking is strictly what Dhoni used to say Kl You gained my coronary heart right now… 🌸♥️ Ms we miss you 😢#KLRahul
— viraj tiwari (@viraj_tiwari) January 17, 2020
— ɢαjαl (@Gajal_Dalmia) January 17, 2020
Speaking on his work behind the stumps, Rahul, on the submit-match presentation ceremony mentioned: “Kuldeep told me my ‘keeping was good too. I grew up ‘keeping but I didn’t do it a lot for my first-class team, but in the last few weeks I did keep for Karnataka, so I’ve been in decent wicketkeeping touch, so hopefully I can keep my spinners and fast bowlers happy.”
Speaking on comparisons with Rahul Dravid, who additionally hails from Karnataka, and performed within the center-order and saved wickets for India throughout his enjoying days, he added: “It’s great to be compared with someone like him. I had this comparison for a long time when growing up and playing as well. The names – he’s Rahul Dravid and I’m Rahul – so the comparisons always been there and he’s someone I have spent a lot of time with talking about cricket, talking about batting and he’s coming from the same state as well (Karnataka).”
India defeated Australia by 36 runs to stage the sequence at 1-1, with the decider to be performed on Sunday at Chinnaswamy Stadium in Bengaluru.