KL Rahul is struggling with poor form in Test format
Can be out of playing XI in Indore test
New Delhi. KL Rahul scored 20 runs in the first match of the 4 Test series against Australia. In the Delhi Test, he was dismissed for 17 in the first innings and one in the second. Shubman Gill can be fielded in place of KL Rahul in the third Test match starting from March 1 in Indore. Team India’s bowler has once challenged KL Rahul, who is struggling with poor form in the Test format, with his batting. Frustrated with this, KL had said that if he scored a century, I should jump off the building.
Team India’s bowler Inshat Sharma, who has played more than 100 Test matches, has been one of the deadliest bowlers in the red ball format. Inshat, who chewed Ricky Ponting’s nose and gram, has also given many victories to Team India on foreign soil. Team India’s ‘Lambu’, who has taken 311 wickets in Test matches, also has a half-century in this format. In September 2019, in the Test match against West Indies, Inshat Sharma scored 57 runs in 80 balls while batting at number 9. It included 7 fours.
‘No one believed’
Inshat Sharma recently mentioned his innings in an interview. Inshat told that when I scored a half century, no one could believe that I could do this. According to Inshat, when I was batting, KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara said that if I score a century, they should jump from the Jamaican building. Well such a situation did not come because Inshat missed out on scoring a century.
failed with the bat
KL Rahul and Cheteshwar Pujara were dismissed cheaply in the match played at Sabina Park. Both the players felt embarrassed on their performance when Inshat scored a half-century. India scored 416 runs in the first innings of this test match with the help of Hanuma Vihari’s century. KL Rahul was dismissed for 13 and Cheteshwar Pujara scored 6 runs. In the second innings too, KL Rahul failed with the bat and returned to the pavilion after scoring 6 runs. Cheteshwar Pujara got out after scoring 27 runs. Team India defeated West Indies by 257 runs in this test match.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 25, 2023, 07:58 IST