KL Rahul In World Cup 2023 : Lokesh Rahul has made a great contribution behind the wicket to the success of the Indian team in the International Cricket Council (ICC) World Cup. Along with playing excellent innings for the team with the bat, Rahul has taken some amazing catches behind the wicket and proved to be the true commander of captain Rohit Sharma in the decisions related to DRS (Decision Review System i.e. review of the on-field umpire’s decision). Is.
“Decision ‘Rahul’ System”
During the time of former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, due to his correct decisions on DRS, it was called “Dhoni Review System” in Indian cricket, whereas now due to Rahul’s ability, it has come to be called “Decision Rahul System”. Is. Rahul’s batting may not be much discussed in front of Rohit’s explosive batting, Virat Kohli’s restrained game and Mohammed Shami’s killer bowling, but in the current World Cup, whenever the team needed his contribution with the bat, he played this role. Perfectly executed.
Rahul scored 386 runs at an average of 77.
During this period, Rahul scored 386 runs at a strike rate of 99 and an average of 77. Since his debut for the Indian team, Rahul is considered to be a talented player like Kohli and Rohit in terms of skills, but due to getting out after playing poor shots, he could not achieve that status in the past. This is the reason why this player, who scored centuries on grounds like Sydney, Lord’s and Centurion, is considered an ‘under-achiever’ in Indian cricket.
Playing the role of wicketkeeper removed the doubts from his mind.
In the midst of brilliant batting in Rahul’s career, there came some moments when he himself started doubting his batting ability. In such a situation, playing the role of wicketkeeper removed the doubts from his mind and his performance with the bat also improved a lot. Mahendra Singh Dhoni must have been happy to see the way Rahul caught Devon Conway in the semi-finals.
Took 16 dismissals (15 catches and one stumping) in 10 matches.
In the current tournament, he has taken 16 dismissals (15 catches and one stumping) in 10 matches. He is behind only South African legend Quinton de Kock in terms of most hunts behind the wicket. This is a big achievement for a player who was not keeping till some time ago. Rahul’s decisions regarding DRS decisions have been excellent. Former India keeper Deep Dasgupta says the reason for this is his ‘perfect footwork’ behind the stumps as he has an accurate idea of where the ball will end up.
‘DRS is not just the wicketkeeper’s decision’
Deep Dasgupta said, “DRS is not just the wicketkeeper’s decision. The wicketkeeper can neither estimate impact nor height. ‘Impact (the ball being in front or outside the stump)’ is usually the decision of the bowler or the captain standing at mid-on or mid-off. Explaining the entire process, Deep Dasgupta said, ” The player standing next to the square leg umpire keeps an eye on the height of the ball while the keeper will know from its movement where the ball will end up.
Dhoni is an expert in taking correct decisions related to DRS.
Dhoni was an expert in taking correct decisions related to DRS. Deep Dasgupta said that during Dhoni’s time, decisions related to DRS did not go in vain. He said, “If you look at the numbers, most of Dhoni’s DRS demands have gone with ‘umpire’s call’. So even when there was no decision in India’s favor, he was at least successful in saving the DRS. There was very little margin for error. Same is the case with Rahul. He is such a player who can control the bowler who shows more enthusiasm in this matter.
Don’t see yourself as a ‘part time’ keeper!
Deep Dasgupta, who was working as a broadcaster during the World Cup, got a chance to interact with Rahul and realized that mentally he had the mindset of a wicketkeeper. Deep Dasgupta said, “He told me during a conversation that he does not see himself as a ‘part-time’ keeper and sees himself as a keeper-batsman.”