KL Rahul has scored just three runs during the ongoing T20I series vs Instagram in England. © Instagram
Three cheap outs could not change the fact that KL Rahul is India’s “best T20 batsman”, whose batting coach Vikram Rathore’s sentiments of captain Virat Kohli after the team’s eight-wicket defeat against England on Tuesday Spoke to Rahul’s scores are 1,0 and 0 and this part cannot be taken into account after the conclusion of the T20 series in Australia in early December. “Any lean stage can be our best batsman in the T20 format,” he said.
“This is the time when we need to support him and I am sure he will come out of the weak phase,” he said.
However, Rathore agreed that rust could be a reason and going back down the drain would be a good shot.
“I agree that when they are sitting outside it is a battle, but we can only give them practice. They have done a lot of net sessions and are also doing mediums (center bars).”
“This is all they can do and we can only hope for an innings or a shot and they will be back in form. People chose KL Rahul.”
India have now lost two matches before batting and it has been difficult for the former Test opener to offer the pitch during the last three matches.
“It is difficult to assess what a good score will be and when you start batting it becomes difficult to bounce,” he said. The ball stops and we see some variable bounce. Therefore you cannot guess how many runs a good score would make.
“Every game we play on different surfaces and as a team it is difficult. We have 3 games right now and hopefully we can do better if we bat first.
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