The new franchise will have a point to prove in their first season of the cash-rich league.

Former India cricketer and 2011 World Cup winner, Ashish Nehra, has heaped massive praise on KL Rahul after his impressive batting display in 2021. Rahul, who has been a regular in limited-overs cricket, was not a part of Test Playing XI before the England tour.

However, his breathtaking batting in one of the toughest places cemented his place in the team. The right-handed once again showed his class in the first Test between India and South Africa at the SuperSport Park in Centurion.

The 29-year old amassed 123 in the first innings and was one of the reasons behind India’s phenomenal victory by 113 runs.

In his conversation with Cricbuzz, Nehra stated that Rahul is as talented as Rohit Sharma. KL’s contributions are no less than his senior opening partner.

“He is as talented as his opening partner. Rahul add same value to the team and is dealing in runs for long,” he said.

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