KL Rahul defends bowlers after the high-scoring game: “Batters reaching 237 doesn’t imply there’s no opportunity for growth.”

KL Rahul, the vice-captain of India, supported his bowlers even though they let up 221 runs while holding South Africa to 238 in the second Twenty20 International on Sunday at the Barsapara Stadium in Guwahati. India took the ball exactly where they had left off. Temba Bavuma, the captain of South Africa, received a debut delivery from Deepak Chahar. Rilee Rossouw and Bavuma were subsequently both knocked out by Arshdeep Singh without any trouble to the scorers. Axar Patel cleaned up Aiden Markram for 33 despite the excellent looks he gave out. In 6.2 overs, South Africa was reduced to 47 for 3 with Quinton de Kock having trouble at the other end. India ought to have won the match by a wide margin since the necessary rate was increasing dramatically with each delivery. However, they didn’t. They narrowly prevailed by 16 runs. David Miller was the cause, while the Indian bowlers’ lack of precision in the last moments was also a factor.

Miller scored an undefeated century, becoming him the first player in history to score multiple T20I centuries when batting at No. 5 or below. The left-hander and de Kock pulled together an unbroken 174-run partnership, which is the best fourth-wicket partnership in T20 International history for any side. In a T20I match versus India, it was also the highest wicket partnership ever.

Rahul, though, emphasized that the bowlers had a variety of challenges to overcome, namely dew and a flat surface. “We have a lot of room for improvement as a squad overall. not only for our squad but for every team. All teams should take advantage of these excellent chances to experiment, try things out, and find what works for them. Even though we scored 237, there is still space for improvement in our hitting lineup. Likewise, there is a tonne of space for improvement for the bowlers. They held the team to 106 in the previous game, but tonight they went for runs. It’s important to examine the surrounding circumstances, including the pitch’s humidity and dew, which made it difficult for the bowlers to hold the ball. And you can expect batsmen to come hard and attempt to smash every ball when the opponent is chasing 240. The bowlers find it a bit more challenging to carry out their strategies. As we play more games, it is a challenge for us, and that is something we discuss. Individually, we work diligently to correct them, “He added during the presser after the game.