Star Indian opener KL Rahul has been going through a horrid run of form off late in the T20 World Cup 2022 in Australia. He suffered an injury at the end of IPL 2022 and missed a considerable number of bilateral series till the series against Zimbabwe. He made his comeback in that series to prepare for the Asia Cup 2022.
He did not have any meaningful contribution in the Asia Cup 2022 until the dead rubber match against Afghanistan, where he scored 60 odd runs. His strike rate was questioned enough by the critics, as they felt he was not showing any intent to take on the bowlers during the powerplay.
Now, during the world cup, he opened for India in all three matches so far. He failed in all of them, and hence fans and experts are raising questions about his place in the playing XI. Some have even asked him to consult a mental conditioning coach as the manner in which he is getting out is a reason to worry.
Today, the selection committee announced the Indian squad for the series against New Zealand and Bangladesh. KL Rahul was not part of the limited-overs squad against New Zealand. He was only part of the Test team and the ODI squad against Bangladesh. So, the fans felt that the Karnataka guy has been dropped from the limited-overs squad.
However, the Chief of the selection committee, Chetan Sharma clarified that KL Rahul has been rested in the limited overs series because he is a very important player for India in Tests.
Chetan Sharma said: “KL Rahul is an important Test player for us, so we’ve rested him in the Limited Overs series against New Zealand.”
Now, it remains to be seen what the future holds for him in the limited-overs setup. However, the Indian fans will definitely want him to fire on all cylinders in the upcoming matches in the ICC World T20 2022 if India wants to have any chance to win the title.
Then why he was selected in t20s? He's playing test in t20s also
— max (@o_sanamm) October 31, 2022Advertisement
Lol kl rahul important for pressuring other batterAdvertisement
— KLOL 🇮🇳 (@VastukarMohit) October 31, 2022
Important test player 🤣🤣 Even Imam Ul Haq averages more than him in tests
— aarnav13 (@aarnav_13) October 31, 2022Advertisement
KL Rahul right now pic.twitter.com/srXLX6Xm1HAdvertisement
— T.J. Detweiler (@TJDetweiler03) October 31, 2022
Oooh….fir ye T20 me opening kyo kar Raha hai…??
— Er. Vijayendra Mishra (@VijayendraMis18) October 31, 2022Advertisement
Yess so important test player that he plays test even in T20isAdvertisement
— crickaddict45 (@crickaddict45) October 31, 2022
yes plays test in all 3 formats
— Honest Rohit Fan (@ImR0o45) October 31, 2022Advertisement
Usko test match hi khelao , World Cup pe kyun beja…Advertisement
— Desi Travel Lover (@CkkGull) October 31, 2022
Bhai T20 wcup me rest karwa k desh pe ek ehsaan kar deta
— paras (@paraslunia1) October 31, 2022Advertisement