Former chief selector advised KL Rahul to take a break
He advocated giving chance to 2 players in test
New Delhi. What will happen to KL Rahul in the future? No one knows whether Rahul will get a chance in Team India’s playing XI (India vs Australia) for the last 2 Tests against Australia. But, looking at Rahul’s poor form, one thing has become clear that now the selectors will give chance to young batsmen like Shubman Gill and Prithvi Shaw. Former chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth also holds the same opinion. He has even advised KL Rahul to take a break from cricket for the time being.
KL Rahul has scored 125 runs in the last 10 Test innings. He has crossed the 50-run mark once. In such a situation, now the team management or selectors should trust him. It looks so difficult.
KL Rahul should take a break from cricket: Srikkanth
Former chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth said in a conversation with the Times of India, “Rahul is a class player. I myself am convinced of his batting. I call him Rolls Royce Rahul. But at the moment he is really struggling to score runs. If I was the chairman of the selection committee at this time, I would have gone to him and said that for the time being you should take a break from cricket for a few days.
‘There is no technical flaw in his game’
Srikkanth further said, “At the moment I cannot find any technical deficiency in his game. I think it is more mental and Rahul just needs to take a break and take his mind off cricket. Srikkanth said, there is no reason why Rahul cannot make a comeback with a bang.
Please tell that KL Rahul had scored only 38 runs in the 3 innings of the first 2 Tests against Australia. In the second innings of the Delhi Test, he was dismissed after scoring only one run.
FIRST PUBLISHED : February 22, 2023, 15:24 IST