India opener KL Rahul is not leaving any stone unturned in order to get his form and touch and scores back.
After being sacked as the Test vice-captain, following his failures in the first two Tests against Australia in the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy, KL Rahul visited the SG factory in Meerut.
Paras Anand, the SG co-owner, accompanied the 31-year-old Indian star in his visit to the factory and gave him a brief tour.
KL Rahul uses SG cricket gear in International cricket and endorses the sporting brand which is renowned all around the world.
SG uploaded pictures of Rahul’s visit to their Meerut factory:
“Cricket is all about precision and perfection! Taking a step closer towards perfection, KL Rahul visited the SG factory to make sure his equipment is flawless and to catch up with,” SG captioned their post.
KL Rahul’s form has become a big talking point
The lean patch of the flamboyant opener has become a big talking point among fans, even causing a social media war of words between former India cricketers Venkatesh Prasad and Aakash Chopra.
Since the start of 2022, KL Rahul averages only 15 in 11 Test innings.
In the ongoing series against Australia, Rahul has managed scores of 20, 17, and 1. Rahul might get dropped from the 3rd Test, which will be played in Indore from March 1, and could be replaced with Shubman Gill, who has been in surreal form over the past year, but was benched for the 2 Tests as India went with the incumbent KL Rahul, who was also their vice-captain.
The team management, though, has given their backing to Rahul.
Following India’s win in Delhi, head coach Rahul Dravid, threw his weight behind KLR, saying that the opener will be backed.
“I think he needs to trust his processes. This is just a phase, he has been one of our most successful overseas openers. He’s got hundreds in South Africa and England, we’ll continue to back him,” Dravid said.
Dravid is optimistic that Rahul will come out of this rut.
“I believe he has the quality and class to come out of this. It is great working with this unit, managing formats is the most difficult part. But there’s not a lot of technical coaching, just simple conversations and challenging them, and giving them a pat on the back when they do well,” he said.