DUBAI: Kings XI Punjab's (KXIP) skipper KL Rahul has been on a tremendous run in the Indian Premier League (IPL) and is dominating the batting charts of the league since 2018.
The Orange Cap holder of this season of IPL, Rahul has so far amassed 525 runs in the 13th edition of the tournament and enjoys a massive lead of 132 runs over the second-placed batsman, Mayank Agarwal.
Since 2018, Rahul has scored 1777 runs, more than any other batsmen in the league. KXIP skipper is followed by Delhi Capitals' Shikhar Dhawan and Rishabh Pant as they have accumulated 1377 and 1348 runs respectively in the league since 2018. Whereas, Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) captain Virat Kohli is placed on the fourth spot with 1341 runs under his belt since 2018.
Despite Rahul's impressive form, KXIP have only managed to win three games so far in this season of IPL.
On Sunday, Punjab defeated Mumbai Indians after the end of two back-to-back Super Overs at Dubai International Stadium. The normal match action between KXIP and Mumbai Indians ended in a tie as both sides scored 176 in their allotted twenty overs.
After the win over Mumbai Indians, Rahul had said that this win will help them to make a comeback in the league.
"It's not the first time, I'm getting used to it but we'll take the two points however they come. It doesn't always happen so you don't know how to stay balanced in a situation like this. We have put in some really amazing performances even in the games we lost. We're trying to come back harder in each game and wins like these help," Rahul, who scored 77 runs in the match, had told the host broadcaster Star Sports after the match.
"You can't prepare for Super Overs, no team prepares for Super Overs. You have to trust your bowling group and it is important you let them believe their instinct and gut. Shami was certain he wanted to go for six yorkers and he has been phenomenal for us. It is important senior guys put their hands up for us. We still want to take it one game at a time and when you haven't won a lot in the first seven, every victory is sweet," the skipper had added.
KXIP will now take on Delhi Capitals on Tuesday.