KL Rahul clarifies his fitness after missing the Zimbabwe trip team
On Saturday evening, the Indian team revealed a 15-man roster for the forthcoming three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe, which begins on August 18. Star batsmen Virat Kohli and KL Rahul were notable omissions from the list since both are currently on tour in the West Indies.
It was thought that Indian management will offer opportunities to rookies and periphery players for the Zimbabwe trip, but recent rumors have stated that both Kohli and Rahul would be included in the group to restore match fitness and form. Since the end of the Indian Premier League 2022, Kohli has only played five international matches, all against England. And KL Rahul has failed to appear in the previous two months.
However, various rumors appeared about the player’s unavailability, implying that he would lead Team India on their Zimbabwe visit. However, the India vice-captain has now written a statement on his Twitter account about his absence from the team. He hopes to return to full fitness and represent his nation as soon as feasible.
“Hey, guys. I wanted to clarify a couple of things about my health and fitness. My surgery in June was successful, and I had begun training with the hope of returning to national duty for the team’s tour of the West Indies. Unfortunately, as I was nearing a return to full fitness, I tested positive for COVID-19. This naturally pushes things back by a couple of weeks, but I aim to recover as quickly as possible and be available for selection as soon as I can. To represent the national team is the highest honor, and I cannot wait to get out there back in blue. See you soon, KLR,” KL Rahul wrote on his Twitter page.