An ex-player of Pakistan Slams KL Rahul For Snarling World Cup Final Show

Despite being the best team in the tournament, the Indian cricket team suffered an embarrassing defeat to Australia in the final of the Cricket World Cup 2023 on Sunday. The Aussies completely outplayed the hosts, be it in bowling, batting, or fielding, with Tavis Head's ton sealing the team's fate in history. As pundits reflect on what went wrong for India in the title battle, former Pakistan captain Shoaib Malik was quick to point a finger at KL Rahul. The poor strike rate of the wicketkeeper batter's in the middle order, as per Malik, cost India the game.
Shoaib Malik said in a chat that "KL Rahul was just trying to bat through the 50 overs. He should not have done that, and he should have tried to play his game. If you're batting in tough conditions and the boundaries aren't coming easily, then at least you've got to rotate strike. That wasn't happening; there were a lot of dot balls.”
He further added that “he has been taking a lot of responsibility when India lose quick wickets up front. If you will see his today's 66 off 107 balls, it was not a KL Rahul inning. He went into a zone where he only wanted to play the whole fifty overs. He should have been a little more proactive.”



Nov 21, 2023 7:28 AM