“I Think He Should…”: Rahul Dravid Breaks Silence On KL Rahul’s Struggles
Rahul Dravid continues to support KL Rahul© AFP
India opener KL Rahul has become the talk of the town, but not for a good reason. As Rahul is struggling with the bat, critics are questioning the persistence of the team management with him. As the outside noise grows more and more intense with every failure, Rahul continues to find support from captain Rohit Sharma and head coach Rahul Dravid. While Rohit said he will continue to back ‘talented players’, Dravid feels the Karnataka batsman needs to ‘trust his process’.
In a conversation with broadcaster Star Sports after the end of the second Test in New Delhi, Dravid called Rahul ‘one of India’s most successful overseas openers’.
“I think he needs to trust his processes. This is just a phase, he has been one of our most successful overseas openers. He has scored hundreds in South Africa and England, we will continue to back him . I believe he has the quality.” and class to come out of it. This unit is great to work with, the hardest part is managing the formats. But there is not much technical coaching, just simple conversations and challenging them, and when they do well,” Dravid said.
Rohit, on the other hand, urged Rahul to pull his socks up and learn to play on pitches like the one in New Delhi.
“Obviously when you are playing on pitches like this you need to find your own way of scoring runs. Different individuals are part of this team and they will have other ways of scoring runs, their own ways of doing it. Find out. We’re not. Paying too much attention to what one person is doing, it’s about the whole team. Because it’s an important series for us as well. My thoughts on KL Rahul.
Rahul’s dip in form is expected to intensify his competition with Shubman Gill for the second opening spot in the Indian Test team.
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