KL Rahul missed much in the past; crucial comeback needed

Indian Cricket team regular vice-captain KL Rahul has been out of play after the conclusion of IPL 2022, the wicket keeper batsman had surgery in Germany first and then contracted Covid – 19. He took out rehab training at the NCA in Bengaluru.

Now, Danish Kaneria, former Pakistan spinner, has said that he feels that KL should not be rushed to feature in the playing XI for the Asia Cup edition later this month. With him being the deputy of Rohit Sharma, it means he is likely to play every game.

Rahul has not played international cricket post IPL 2022 and Kaneria feels that the management should give him some time to get comfortable in the team.

“Rahul hasn’t played international cricket for a while, yet he has been picked ahead of Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill, and Sanju Samson, who were playing continuously. Whenever a player is back from injury, you shouldn’t rush him into the XI. He should have been given a bit of time to ease into the team as he is an important player for India in the T20 World Cup,”  said the Pakistani on his YouTube channel.

Hey guys. I wanted to clarify a couple of things about my health and fitness. My surgery in June was successful, and I had begun training with the hope of returning to national duty for the teams tour of the West Indies. Unfortunately, as I was nearing a return to full fitness, I tested positive for COVID19. This naturally pushes things back by a couple of weeks, but I aim to recover as quickly as possible, and be available for selection as soon as I can. To represent the national team is the highest honour, and I cannot wait to get out there back in blue. See you soon KLR,” said Rahul, just before the West Indies tour.

Danish Kaneria has also mentioned that, Mohammed Shami should have been included in the squad in place of Avesh Khan, as he feels that Shami would have been more economical on the UAE soil.


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