KL Rahul scored 17 within the first innings of the second Test in opposition to Australia.© AFP
KL Rahul’s torrid run has continued within the second Test in opposition to Australia within the Border-Gavaskar Trophy. In the primary Test he may rating solely 20. On Day 2 of the second Test, Rahul was dismissed for 17 off 41 balls. The proficient batter final scored a Test half-century in January, 2022 in opposition to South Africa in Johannesburg. His final Test ton got here in opposition to the identical opponents in December 2021. He was sluggish off the blocks, and couldn’t rating an enormous knock.
Following one more below-par knock from Rahul, former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad got here down exhausting on the opener.
“And the torrid run continues. More to do with rigidity of the management to persist with a player who just hasn’t looked the part. No top order batsman in atleast last 20 years of Indian cricket has played these many tests with such a low average. His inclusion is deliberately denying talented guys, in form guys an opportunity to be in the 11,” Prasad tweeted.
“Shikhar had a test avg of 40+ , Mayank has of 41+ with 2 double hundreds, Shubhman Gill in sublime form, Sarfaraz never ending wait.. Many domestic performances constantly ignored.
And the torrid run continues. More to do with rigidity of the management to persist with a player who just hasn’t looked the part. No top order batsman in atleast last 20 years of Indian cricket has played these many tests with such a low average. His inclusion is …. https://t.co/WLe720nYNJ
— Venkatesh Prasad (@venkateshprasad) February 18, 2023
“His inclusion shakes perception in Justice. SS Das had nice potential, so did S Ramesh, each avgd 38+however didn’t get past 23 Test matches. Rahul’s constant inclusion provides an impression of lack of batting expertise in India which is not true. Last 5 years his avg is beneath 27 in 47 inn
“As per me, he is currently not amongst the current 10 best opener’s in India but is being given endless chances. Guys like Kuldeep Yadav put in man of the match performances and next game are dropped with theories like Horses for courses. In any course ,KL is not a horse. Sad”
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