In the second Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia, India’s opening batsman KL Rahul’s dismal batting performance persisted as he failed to score significantly in either of his two innings. Rahul got out for the first time in the first innings on 17, and he only scored one run in the second. After defeating Australia in the second Test by six wickets at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi on Sunday, India successfully defended the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. Venkatesh Prasad, a former Indian bowler who has recently criticised Rahul, has made it clear that he has no “personal issues” with the batter.
“Some people believe I have a personal grudge against KL Rahul. In actuality, the reverse is true. I wish him well, and playing him in that manner was never going to boost his self-assurance. Now that the domestic season has over, he must earn a spot back in Test cricket “Venkatesh sent out several tweets.
Prasad suggested that Rahul play county cricket in England in order to rediscover his lost mojo. Also, he advised the 30-year-old to avoid playing in the 2023 Indian Premier League if at all feasible.
Rahul must play County cricket in England, score runs, and reclaim his position, much like Pujara did after being dropped. The greatest solution will be to play Test cricket for the nation while making every effort to regain form. Will it be possible to miss the IPL, though? “Added he.
It should be noted that Prasad had previously asserted that Rahul’s selection “shakes belief in fairness” and also reveals “lack of batting skill” in India.
Rahul’s involvement in the third Test is unclear after yet another underwhelming performance with the bat.
The third Test, which was originally slated to take place in Dharamshala, will now take place from March 1–5 at the Holkar Stadium in Indore.