Virat Kohli Was Asked About KL Rahul’s Future And He Gave A Brilliant Reply:India’s star batsman KL Rahul has found himself at the receiving end of criticism and trolling after he registered second consecutive duck in the last three matches at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad.
KL Rahul, who is ranked no. 3 in ICC T20I rankings, has been one of the most consistent batsmen in the shortest format of the game, however, he has been going through a rough phase in his career.
In the third T20I match last night, Rahul was dismissed for a second successive duck. Earlier he scored 1 and 0 in the 1st and 2nd T20I respectively. Even after his poor show, the cricketer was backed by the team management and Indian skipper to open the innings for team India despite Rohit’s return and Ishan’s smashing debut. However, Rahul failed to get going as India was thrashed by the England cricket team to lead the series by 2-1.
After the match, the Indian skipper Virat Kohli played down all the concerns over Rahul’s form. Virat back KL Rahul and cited his own example and claimed that he was also out of form 2 matches ago and said things ‘turn around quickly in the T20 format’. Virat said:
“Well, I was going through a lean patch about 2 games ago. Look, these things turn around very quickly for us. He has been a champion player. If you look at his stats in the last 2-3 years, they are probably better than anyone in T20is,”
“So he will continue to be one of our main batters along with Rohit at the top of the order. So we don’t have any concerns there. T20 is a very instinctive game and we know once he starts to get going, and few shots come off, it’s just a matter of 5-6 balls in this format and suddenly you are back in that zone.”