Harbhajan Singh, a former India spinner, has weighed in on the riveting discussion around KL Rahul’s position in the Indian team. Rahul continued to have the confidence of the selectors and the team management when the Board of Control for Cricket (BCCI) named the squad for the third and fourth Tests against Australia. According to Harbhajan Singh, Rahul is not anticipated to start alongside Rohit Sharma in the following two games after struggling in the first two Tests against Australia.
Bhajji believes that Shubman Gill would open opposite skipper Rohit in the upcoming game after noticing that Rahul’s name does not have the title of “vice-captain” next to it in the India roster.
When asked about Rahul being left off the starting Eleven, Harbhajan responded, “Yeah, I think so,” to India Today. “Because it’s simpler for management and selectors to force you to sit out when you’re not the vice-captain. No of how well you performed before becoming a vice-captain, the eleven players who will play in the game will still include you. But, the vc tag is absent.
KL Rahul is a talented player who is presently going through a run-scoring slump. That is common knowledge. But I have no doubt that he will succeed with the bat. But indeed, the vc tag is absent, thus Shubman Gill and Rohit Sharma will open, according to Harbhajan.
As the BCCI published the squads for the third and fourth match of the series, Rahul, who served as vice-captain in the first two Tests against Australia, no longer had that designation in front of his name. The modification does suggest that Rahul’s standing inside the Indian team has suffered.
In the press conference held in New Delhi following the completion of the second Test, India captain Rohit was questioned about Rahul. He refused to give up on the batter and gave him his complete support. Whether or if he will be trusted to open the Indore Test once more as a result of this support will be known in due course.
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