Former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that it’s a tad unfair to single out KL Rahul for scathing criticism as each participant goes by way of lean phases of their respective careers.
In his final 10 Test innings, Rahul has averaged a dismal 12.5 with not a single rating of above 25. His sequence of scores learn 8, 10, 12, 22, 23, 10, 2, 20, 17 and 1, elevating questions on his place within the enjoying XI.
There are sturdy calls to induct Shubman Gill in enjoying XI.
“KL Rahul should not be dropped from the Indian side. One should not single out any player. Everyone goes through a lean patch. No one, no cricket pundit or anyone should tell him that he is not doing well and be dropped,” Gambhir instructed PTI throughout an interplay on the sidelines of IPL pre-season camp organised by Lucknow Super Giants.
Gambhir is the mentor of LSG and Rahul is the skipper of the identical franchise.
The two-time IPL champion former captain of KKR additionally cited present India captain Rohit Sharma’s instance of how he was backed to the hilt by the erstwhile workforce administration so that he’s profitable in Test cricket. Once Rohit began opening, issues appeared up for him in conventional format.
“You have to back players who have talent. Look at Rohit Sharma. He also had a lean patch. Look at the way he started his career. He had a late flourish. Compared (earlier times) to how he is performing now. Everyone could see his talent and backed him. Now see the result. He is going great guns. Rahul can do the same,” Gammbhir appeared assured of his skills.
The southpaw is of the opinion that if the workforce is profitable matches comfortably, there is no such thing as a level in tinkering with profitable mixture and single out one participant for harsh remedy.
“India is 2-0 up and not 0-2 down. So let’s not axe anyone and appreciate the team’s performance. I think the Indian team management is right in backing KL Rahul. He is a great player. He had scored runs in international cricket.” On the Indian ladies’s workforce’s semi-final encounter in opposition to Australia in ICC T20 World Cup, Gambhir stated: “I think India has got the talent to beat Australia. Obviously, Australia is a good team but I am sure the Indian women’s team has the potential to beat Australia. If you can play those 240 balls better than Australia, then the team can beat them.” While Indian ladies misplaced badly to England in a gaggle league match, Gambhir feels that they’ve been constant sufficient.
“I think the Indian team has been very consistent the way they are playing this tournament. Now the occasions should not matter. You know people will talk about the semi-final. ultimately it is not the occasion, it is the contest of the bat and ball,” he added.
On inaugural Women’s Premier League (WPL), he stated it was a historic step taken by the BCCI. “We keep talking about gender equality. What better than this to have gender equality and I am sure it is going to promote a lot of young girls to start playing cricket and I think WPL can go a long way.”
Source web site: sportstar.thehindu.com