KL Rahul has always been a slow starter, even in the T20 format, and the same happened in the Asia Cup 2022 match against Hong Kong. After hitting a six, he played the next ball for a single, which invited an interesting observation from former India player Gautam Gambhir.
He said Jos Buttler is a better player than Rahul as he looks to hit successive sixes after hitting one while KL doesn’t go for a hit if he slams one.
“Jos Buttler is a better batsman than KL Rahul as the Indian player doesn’t look to hit regular boundaries. He believes in taking a single after hitting a six. But Buttler goes bang and bang, which makes him a more dangerous player,” said Gambhir.
Earlier, Hong Kong won the toss and invited India to bat first at the Dubai International Stadium. Hardik Pandya was rested to manage his workload, while Rishabh Pant was included in his place.