Jofra Archer, who is regarded as the wonder kid from Barbados who would change the face of English cricket in future is spending time at home much like every other cricketer due to the coronavirus pandemic. The England fast-bowler caught up with his former Rajasthan Royals teammate Ish Sodhi during an episode of the Royals Podcast. During the podcast he shared his insights about the game and even named the toughest batsman to bowl to in T20 cricket.
The Rajasthan Royals took to Twitter to share a clip from the episode where Jofra Archer tells the New Zealand leg-spinner and the current spin bowling consultant of Royals that India’s opening batsman KL Rahul is the toughest batsman he has ever bowled to in T20 cricket across all the leagues he has played.
“Obviously, KL Rahul. He has got me a couple of times when we played Kings XI Punjab. So, I would definitely go with him. I cannot really put my finger on another one. It’s just him who has probably got the better of me most of the times,” Archer told Sodhi.
Ish Sodhi also mentioned that KL Rahul played well against them earlier this year, using the short boundary to his advantage.
Rahul is currently ranked number 2 in the ICC T20 rankings way above his national captain Virat Kohli and vice captain Rohit Sharma. He even finished as the second highest run-getter in last year’s Indian Premier League. The 28-year-old scored 593 runs in 14 games with one unbeaten hundred and six half-centuries. This incredible run of form with the bat helped him earn the leadership role for the Kings XI Punjab. He was named captain of the team after the auction for the 13th season of the Indian Premier League.
Rahul was continuing his incredible form in the bilateral T20I series as well and had even earned the reputation of being India’s go to man during the time of any adversity. If not for the Corona virus pandemic, he would have been leading the Kings XI Punjab right now.