Kings Xi Punjab skipper KL Rahul is in fine form this season as he has been scoring the bulk of the runs for his side opening the batting alongside Mayank Agarwal. Appointed as Kings XI Punjab’s skipper ahead of the 2020 season since Ravichandran Ashwin was transferred to Delhi Capitals in the pre-season transfer window.
Talking about his batting performance KL Rahul is currently the highest scorer in this edition of the Indian Premier League which also makes him the Orange cap holder with over 550 runs under his belt. He is second to only his opening partner Mayank Agarwal as he has scored close to 300 runs.
As far as KL Rahul’s captaincy is considered he hasn’t really put up a great show as a captain, obviously, he has single-handedly led the batting department of his side, the performance hasn’t really inflicted in his team winning this season.
There is only one Thala and everyone knows who it is – KL Rahul
In the recent match which happened between Mumbai Indians and Kings Xi Punjab which went into a double super over, we witnessed KL Rahul held his nerve and took the match as close as possible with his knock of 77 runs off 51 deliveries. In the end, the match was tied and went into a super over where Kings XI Punjab emerged victorious in the second super over.
After the match, a fan of KL Rahul tweeted a picture of KL Rahul inflicting the run out of Quinton De Kock captioning it as ‘My Thala’. But KL Rahul was quick to reply and correct the fan that, ‘There is only one Thala and everyone knows who it is’.
We all know former India skipper MS Dhoni is known as Thala in the Chennai Super Kings fan base. This generosity was in the end appreciated by many on Twitter as there was nothing but praise for the Kings XI Punjab skipper KL Rahul.