Indian opener KL Rahul is currently the most talked-about cricketer in the Indian team. Despite India’s comfortable win in the first two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, Rahul’s place in the team has come under scrutiny due to his poor performances with the bat. He has now lost the vice-captaincy for the remaining two Tests and is likely to miss his place in the playing XI.
Former Indian opener Aakash Chopra has expressed his dissatisfaction with coach Rahul Dravid and skipper Rohit Sharma in backing Rahul. Chopra believes that Rahul has been given enough chances and that his performances have not been up to the mark. He shared his opinion on Twitter, highlighting Rahul’s average of 38.64, which is the third best among all Indian batters. Rohit and Washington Sundar occupy the first and second positions respectively in SENA countries since 2020.
Chopra engaged in a Twitter debate with former Indian pacer Venkatesh Prasad over Rahul’s position in the Test team. He also pointed out that he is not interested in a BCCI role as a selector or coach, nor is he seeking any mentor or coaching position in any IPL team.
Rahul’s inconsistent performances have put his place in the Indian Test team at risk, despite being one of the top performers in the SENA countries. The Indian team management and selectors have some tough decisions to make regarding his future in the team.