KL Rahul: Sometimes hit or sometimes flop, will the innings played against Australia work as a lifeline for KL Rahul
KL Rahul is the star batsman of India. However, questions have also been raised on his performance in the recent past. He is also being praised a lot after the innings played against Australia on Friday. But, the question still remains whether KL Rahul is back in touch. 1 March 2023 The second test against Australia was over. KL Rahul completely flopped in two Test matches, after which he had to sit out in the third Test match. It was believed that after KL Rahul, it would be difficult in Team India. But in the first match of the ODI series played on March 17, KL Rahul got a chance to play in the team. He joined the team as a wicketkeeper batsman. He played a restrained innings of 75 runs and got the team out of a critical situation to win.
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KL Rahul, who was at the center of criticism about 3 weeks back, has suddenly become a hero. But it is also true that KL Rahul’s bat has been quiet for a long time. This is the reason why questions have been raised about his selection in the playing XI. Some people even started saying that KL Rahul has now become a burden for Team India. But those who criticize KL Rahul also say that one inning in four-five matches is good for him and because of that innings, he stays in the team for many matches. That is, questions also arise on the continuity of KL Rahul. ODI World Cup is to be held this year. In such a situation, the big question is whether Rahul has made a permanent place in the team due to his innings?
KL Rahul is staking his claim in the team as a wicket-keeper batsman. The big reason for this is also that Rishabh Pant is injured. The restrained innings of 75 runs played against Australia has given life to KL Rahul. Earlier, KL Rahul was the vice-captain in Team India. He used to handle the opening with Rohit Sharma. But due to poor form, he was sent to the middle order. The vice-captaincy also went away. But Rishabh Pant was ruled out of the team due to an accident and KL Rahul was given a chance. Former India coach Ravi Shastri has backed KL Rahul to cement his spot as the wicket-keeper batsman for the World Test Championship (WTC) final at The Oval in June, saying his presence will help the team’s batting. line-up’ will be strong.