Recently, KL Rahul has been quite out of form with the bat and is being criticized as well by everyone.
Also, he has been removed from the post of vice-captaincy by the BCCI.
Everyone is now backing youngster Shubman Gill to replace Rahul at the top of the order.
In 2022 and this year, Gill has been in red hot form for India in ODIs and T20Is.
Now, former India cricketer, Harbhajan Singh has stated that Gill should be slotted into the opener’s position as he can give the quality start that the team needs in this ongoing series.
Yes because he is no longer the vice captain now. The team was announced and I feel the reason why he hasn’t been named the vice-captain is because Shubman Gill will be picked for the next match over KL Rahul. Gill has been in terrific form of late, in ODIs and T20Is. He became the super hero and I feel he will definitely get the chance. Also for Rahul, his dismissal today clearly shows that he is going through a rough time. He has a lot of quality and is a big player but his numbers could have been a lot better.
Rahul has been dismissed for a string of low scores in both the first and second Tests of the ongoing series. That’s why Harbhajan has advised Rahul to return to domestic cricket.
Harbhajan wants KL Rahul to brush up his batting skills in domestic cricket
Furthermore, Harbhajan has stated that KL Rahul must participate in domestic cricket to relearn the basics and improve upon his batting.
Adding further, Harbhajan says,
I consider him as one of the top batters in world cricket, let alone the Indian team. I think it will be good for KL Rahul to take some time off and play domestic cricket, try and score runs and get his confidence back up. Then bring him back, he is a quality player, there’s no doubt about it.
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