The 23-year-old youngster KL Rahul has scored the third fastest T20I hundred against West Indies in Florida. His hundred came off 46 balls. His hundred revealed his talent to get accustomed to all formats of the game. Captain Dhoni after the one-run defeat in the first T20I rightly said that KL Rahul is a batsman who will excel across the formats.
However, Rahul, who is regarded as Test specialist since he made debut for India against Australia, displayed his class as a batsman of great calibre. Rahul in the second Test of his career at Sydney Cricket Ground (SCG) showed his technique and prolific batting as he scored a hundred. But he has to bat in Test as a stop-gap opener. But whenever he received an opportunity exploited it.
His IPL performance as a middle order batsman with Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) batsman helped him to grab the eyeball of national selectors.He was chosen for a low-intensity Zimbabwe tour. Rahul in his ODI debut scored a hundred as an opener and in the first series of his career, he scored a total of 196 runs in three matches.
In T20I debut he was dismissed for a duck as an opener, but in the second and third T20I against Zimbabwe, he scored 47 unbeaten and 22 respectively .
Now following the innings of Rahul against West Indies in Florida he has bought himself in the competition to play all three formats. His innings also gave selectors a headache. Rahul is also comfortable in all positions.
So, whom Rahul may replace in all three formats?
Here is the answer.