IPL 2020: ‘That is what the quality of the man is’: Gautam Gambhir names ‘no.1 player in IPL’

“This was a proper inning. Not even a single slog in the innings to be honest" says Gambhir.


Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul struck the primary century of Indian Premier League 2020 on Thursday against Royal Challengers Bangalore. Rahul pounded an unbeaten 132 out of 69 balls to assist his with siding to a mammoth absolute of 206/3 out of 20 overs.

Virat Kohli-drove RCB battled in the pursuit and were packaged out for 109 in only 17 overs, losing the match by 97 runs. It was RCB's first annihilation of the period, and Rahul's commitment had a significant effect.

The Punjab captain was given the man of the match title for his show. Rahul's presentation welcomed enormous acclaim from previous West Indies cricketer Ian Bishop and previous India opener Gautam Gambhir.

West Indies legend Ian Bishop, said in an interview, “The way he balanced his innings was great. I was sitting there watching those first 50 runs, and outside of the powerplay I was thinking ‘geez, he is just settling there, not anchor it, but looking to balance it’. “

“And I think he did that beautifully. Forget the chances, the way he accelerate towards the end, having batting that deep in the innings, I think it makes him a complete batsman,” he added.

Gambhir further added, “This was a proper inning. Not even a single slog in the innings to be honest. That is what the quality of the man is. He can hit those cricketing shots and with that much of impact and that much strike rate, he shows what he is capable of.

“I have to agree with Ian Bishop that in IPL, he is probably the no. 1 player at the moment,” he further said.

Kings XI Punjab will go against Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.