Cricket - January 3, 2019

KL Rahul seen inside the practice nets after he got out

We all know for the reason KL Rahul is a star campaigner but, his recent form shows us that he has been struggling. The Indian opener is having a dreadful Australian series having played 5 innings and has managed to score only 57 runs with 44 being his highest score.

He was dropped for the third test match but, he was recalled for the fourth and final test match because Rohit Sharma flew back to India to be with his wife as she gave birth to their daughter.

India won the toss and elected to bat first on a pitch that hardly has anything for the bowlers can be proud of. It was an opportunity for KL Rahul to utilize and cement his position in the team. But, he couldn’t manage to capitalize the opportunity as he failed to cross the double-digit score as he was dismissed for just 9 off six balls in the second over of the day.

Indeed, even the two boundaries he scored fell off the outside edge and fortunes didn’t keep going long as he attempted to jab a Josh Hazlewood delivery outside the off stick and wound up by offering Shaun Marsh a simple catch at first slip.

KL Rahul gets frustrated after getting dismissed.

It is not the first time Rahul is doing this in this ongoing India tour of Australia. Minutes after the win in the first Test at Adelaide Oval, he walked to the nets straightaway and was seen training hard to get his rhythm back.

The problem needs to be solved because you can’t afford to lose a batsman of his class it is the coaching staff who has to take the responsibility and make the things right.

The best thing for him would be to go back home and play few domestic games and get his form back to make sure he is worthy of a World Cup squad ticket. The only thing which he needs to remember is not giving up and he must believe in himself that he can break the bar and make a comeback soon.

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