"He can finish the match, can improvise, can play with a good strike rate, and we have seen it today. He is good against spinners as well as the pacers. He picks the gaps and plays the field. Against Australia, we have seen, he was the one who finished the match,” he added.

KL Rahul's record-breaking century and the accolades from Shoaib Malik underscore not only his individual brilliance but also his invaluable contribution to India's World Cup 2023 journey.