Jofra Archer, much like every other cricketer, is enjoying some quality quarantine time at home with his family. The England pacer linked up with his former Rajasthan Royals teammate Ish Sodhi during an episode of the Royals Podcast. The Rajasthan Royals took to Twitter to share a clip from the episode where Jofra Archer tells the New Zealand leg-spinner that India’s opening batsman KL Rahul is the toughest batsman he has 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.
Hey @lionsdenkxip, something you may like to hear. 😉
— Rajasthan Royals (@rajasthanroyals) May 10, 2020
The kiwi leg-spinner also talked about how that KL Rahul had played exceptionally well against them earlier this year, using the short boundary to his advantage.
KL Rahul finished as the second highest run-getter in the 2019 season of the Indian Premier League. The 28-year-old amassed 593 runs in 14 games, including an unbeaten century and an impressive 6 fifties.
Rahul’s good form with the blade helped him earn the leadership role for the Punjab-based franchise. He was named skipper of the team after the auction for the 13th season of the lucrative league took place in December last year.
The wicketkeeper-batsman would have been busy leading Kings XI Punjab but due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Board of Control for Cricket in India postponed the tournament indefinitely as a precautionary measure.