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Why is KL Rahul not performing? Anil Kumble reveals reasons

New Delhi: Team India is currently in a really good form. Having won both the mathes that team played, Inia is currently sitting at the top of the table in Group 2. However, there are still areas where Men in Blue need to work collaboratively and this has been accepted by captain Rohit Sharma. The […]

Edited By : Megha Mittal | Updated: Oct 28, 2022 14:55 IST
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New Delhi: Team India is currently in a really good form. Having won both the mathes that team played, Inia is currently sitting at the top of the table in Group 2.

However, there are still areas where Men in Blue need to work collaboratively and this has been accepted by captain Rohit Sharma.

The target of criticism for in Team India is mostly the opening batter KL Rahul who is struggling with his form for almost a year now.

So far, things have been quite in the matter but as the mega tournament progress and Rahul continues to underperform, he had come under questions.

Former India cricketer Anil Kumble has come to his escape as he talked about his form. He said, “In the IPL it was a different conversation. All of us kept saying, look, you are the best player. Just go out and bat normally. From ball one, go hard, do what you are good out.”

“Especially in the powerplay, I don’t think any bowler can keep him quiet. But I think when he played franchise cricket, he felt that he needed to bat longer because of the lineup he had and he was captain. You can say what you want from the outside but you can’t control what happens on the field.

KL Rahul’s is to just go out there and bat – Anil Kumble

Takinh about the role of KL Rahul in the team, Kubmle said, “With the Indian team, it is quite different. I think his role is to just go out there and bat. When I was coach, I didn’t want that to change, I just wanted him to go and be what he is, dictate terms from ball one. I think he sort of switches on and switches for whatever reason. We saw in his last game for Punjab against Chennai where we had to get those runs and have a crack at the net run rate, we saw what he can do. He just smashed everyone and Chennai had some good international bowlers.”

In game against Pakistan, Rahul went back for just 4 runs while against Netherlands he could only make 9 runs.

“So it is just a matter of Rahul switching on. It is not about any conversation any of us can have, it is just about him feeling that today is when I will start hitting shots or be tentative. We don’t know,” he concluded.

First published on: Oct 28, 2022 02:55 PM IST

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