IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir nominates Indian batsman as No. 1 player in IPL

In the match against RCB on Thursday, Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul showed excellent form and scored 132 runs off 69 balls. This performance helped his team reach 206/3 in 20 overs. RCB, on the other hand, struggled to chase the target and lost their first match of the season by 97 runs.

IPL 2020: Gautam Gambhir nominates Indian batsman as No. 1 player in IPL

After the match, former cricketers Ian Bishop and Gautam Gambhir lauded Rahul. Former West Indies bowler Ian Bishop said on ESPNCricinfo's T20 timeout show, "The way he balanced his innings was great. I was sitting there watching the first 50 runs, and out of the powerplay. He was thinking, 'Geez, he's just sitting there, not anchoring it, but trying to balance it.'

"And I think he did it beautifully. “While batting deep in the innings, he forgot about the possibility of speeding towards the end, I think that makes him a complete batsman," he added.

Agreeing with Bishop, Gambhir said, "I have to agree with Ian Bishop that he may have a success in the IPL. At the moment, 1 player. KXIP will now play Rajasthan Royals on Sunday.

On Friday, Delhi Capital topped the table with two wins in two matches. For the first time since 2010, the franchise has won. Dubai International Cricket Stadium, Dubai on Friday.

The DC Big Blood got off to a solid start thanks to openers Prithvi Shaw and Shikhar Dhawan who led the bowlers to a total score of 176/3 before stopping CSK's batting line-up led by Kagiso Rabada. Spinner Axel Patel and Amit Mishra are scoring CSK batsmen by scoring just 41 runs in their combined eight overs.

For CSK, this was their second straight defeat after the Mumbai Indians' victory in the opener of the season and they slowed down after being reduced’ to 34/2 within the power play overs. MS Dhoni from No. 6 - put himself in the order but once again, he gave up a lot as he ended up with CSK 131/7.


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