This will right up there among the hardest wickets I have ever played: KL Rahul
KL Rahul [Image Credit- Twitter]
Indian opener KL Rahul attributed the pitch dished out in the 1st T20I against South Africa in Thiruvananthapuram as one of the toughest he has ever encountered in his career thus far.
In an era of slam-bang short-format cricket, the pitch at Thiruvananthapuram took everyone to the bygone era as the white-ball swung wildly, leaving the batters gasping for breath.
However, Rahul weathered the storm successfully and eventually made hay when the sun peaked out in the form of South African spinners.
The stylish opener scored an unbeaten 56-ball 51, with his last 30 runs coming in last 19 deliveries.
Rahul finished the game in style as he slog-swept Tabraiz Shamsi for a six to give his side a comfortable 8-wicket win.
Speaking to the host broadcaster, KL admitted that he is extremely satisfied with the fact that he was able to perform in such conditions.
"Definitely, for sure. This will right up there among the hardest wickets I have ever played. They might have played in such conditions. I have played in some difficult conditions, but I have never scored runs there,"