Amid KL Rahul Saga, Ex-BCCI Selectors Epic ‘Rolce Royce’ Remark | Cricket News

KL Rahul had a dismal present within the first two Tests in opposition to Australia© AFP

Former Team India chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth has urged the crew administration to play younger opener Shubman Gill as a substitute of the out-of-from batter KL Rahul. Team India took an unassailable 2-0 within the ongoing Border Gavaskar Trophy, however Rahul’s kind has been a serious concern for Rohit Sharma’s crew. Rahul has managed to retain his place within the squad for the third and fourth Tests in opposition to Australia, however is not the vice-captain of the crew. However, captain Rohit and head coach Rahul Dravid have backed the under-firing participant.

Srikkanth mentioned that if he was the chief selector, he would’ve requested Rahul to take a break from the game.

“I have tremendous admiration for the class of Rahul, in fact I call him Rolls Royce Rahul…but it is just not happening for him at the moment. If I was the chairman of selectors, I would have gone up to him and told him to take a break for a while,” Srikkanth advised TOI.

Speaking additional on Rahul’s struggles, Srikkanth mentioned that it’s extra of a psychological battle, moderately than a technical deficiency in his sport.

“I cannot pinpoint a technical deficiency in his game at the moment. I think this is more mental and all Rahul needs to do is take a break and sort his mind out. There’s no reason why he can’t come back all guns blazing. But with all due respect to Rahul, it is time to play Shubman. You can’t keep a player waiting when he is in the form of his life,” Srikanth added.

(With PTI Inputs)

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