In the third and final One Day International (ODI), Team India under Rohit Sharma took faced Dasun Shanaka’s Sri Lanka to sweep the series in the limited-overs format. After thrashing Sri Lanka in the 1st ODI at Guwahati, KL Rahul-inspired Team India defeated the former world champions by 4 wickets to take an unassailable lead over the visitors in the three-match series.

Rahul, a former vice-captain of India, hit an outstanding performance to ensure that India won the series finale at Eden Gardens against Sri Lanka. Rahul, an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, finished the second One Day International against Sri Lanka in Kolkata undefeated on 64 from 103 balls. Showering praise on the versatile Indian batter, former cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar backed Rahul to play an instrumental role against Australia in the forthcoming high-profile series.

“KL Rahul is a batsman who is capable of handling strong bowling. Thus, it’s not limited to Sri Lanka. He will intervene and neutralize a stronger Australian onslaught as well if India is in jeopardy. That’s KL Rahul, then. The scorecard forces him to play the manner he does when batting at No. 4 or No. 5, according to Manjrekar, who spoke to Star Sports. Rahul, an Indian wicketkeeper-batsman, has 103 runs in three matches versus Sri Lanka.

The former Indian cricketer, who now works as a full-time analyst for cricket, also recognized the quick ascent of Shreyas Iyer, an Indian batsman who has been one of India’s most reliable players in Test and ODI forms. Not only in one-day cricket, but also in Test cricket, Shreyas Iyer has excelled. He has so evolved into a crucial gear in the wheel as a result of his extraordinary ability to play spin, Manjrekar said. Iyer, who played in 42 games since making his ODI debut against Sri Lanka in 2017, has amassed over 1612 runs. Iyer has scored 624 runs for India in 7 Test matches.