Asia Cup 2022: KL Rahul was forced to leave the game after scoring only six runs off seven deliveries because ball tracking indicated that the ball would be striking the leg stump.
When the ball initially passed the bat, there was some audible signature on the replay, but it appeared as though the bat was only striking the boot. Kiran More, a former wicketkeeper and Indian national selector had something to say about KL Rahul.
He has pleaded with the organization to continue supporting KL Rahul because he believes the team will benefit from having a player like him at the T20 World Cup. After returning from injury, the powerful top-order batsman has not been at his best with the bat.
KL Rahul would have felt less pressure after scoring a golden duck in the first game against the same opposition following his 28-run innings off just 16 balls. He labored to a 39-ball 36 versus Hong Kong as he too battled to score at a respectable clip.
Kiran More on KL Rahul Getting Out Against Pakistan
According to Kiran More, Rahul can easily score hundreds of points in 20-over matches but may require some time to regain his form after a serious injury. “KL is coming out of a major injury and also after a hernia operation. He is an important player for the team and we need him at the World Cup. He can score hundreds in T20Is with ease,” Kiran More.
Kiran further added, “The shot (dismissal against Pakistan) was a bit too early from him but he could have easily scored 80-90 runs the way he was batting.” The former wicketkeeper commented on Rahul’s demise last Sunday, claiming that he appeared reliable and had the potential to hit a huge run but played the ball too soon and lost his wicket.
Kiran More has faith that captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid will be able to bring out the best in KL Rahul. This is possibly the reason he believes the fans should exercise some patience in regard to the Karnataka batter’s form.
Both KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma Are Facing Problem in This Asia Cup
When facing pace bowlers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul have quite strong histories, but they struggle to get going when facing spin. If India hopes to succeed in the ongoing Asia Cup and the World T20I that comes after.
They will face spinners like Rashid Khan (Afghanistan), Mujeeb Ur Rahman (Afghanistan), Wanindu Hasaranga (Sri Lanka), and Mohammad Nawaz (Pakistan) in the upcoming games. They must therefore raise their strike rate. Regardless of all that is going on in the team’s environment, a pattern is emerging around Team India’s openers, Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul.
When playing at their peak, Rohit and Rahul are unstoppable, but their statistics show that they are now having trouble against spin bowling. When they play Sri Lanka on September 6, 2022, and Afghanistan on September 8, 2022, this could be a significant area of worry.