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Cricket World Player of the Week - KL Rahul

 

Need a backup opener? You have KL Rahul. Need someone to fill-in in the middle order? You have KL Rahul. Your regular keeper has been injured mid-match?

Why worry, you have KL Rahul. Both Kohli and Rohit are not available, who will captain? You have KL Rahul.

Rahul, who was not even a certainty in the playing XI a few months ago, has become the man for all seasons for Team India.

Against New Zealand, Rahul became the first Indian player to aggregate 200 runs or more in a bilateral T20I series - 224 runs at an average of 56.00, including two fifties. This is a record in a bilateral five-match series.

He was given the Man of the Series award for his multiple match-winning contributions in the series. This was the first time that the opener received the MoS in T20Is

"I am pleased. It is great to be standing here winning 5-0. Very happy that my performances could result in victories for India. We were happy to come into this series with confidence and to keep executing our skills every game. We came up with answers from every situation and it is a great result for me and the side," Rahul said after receiving the Man of the Series award.

Next is a three-match ODI series against New Zealand and a host of other challenges to look forward to. The thing that Rahul would be very of is his fitness, given the multiple responsibilities on his shoulders.

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