Team India captain Rohit Sharma backed KL Rahul in spite of the latter’s continued poor form with the bat. Rahul was under pressure going into the Test series against Australia at home due to a string of low scores.
The 30-year-old needed to deliver the goods after he was picked in the playing XI ahead of Shubman Gill for the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy. However, the opener has continued to look completely out of sorts.
In three innings so far, he has scored 20, 17 and 1.
Urging the 30-year-old to also devise his own method of scoring on spinning surfaces in India, Rohit added, “Different individuals are part of this team and they will ...
...have different methods of scoring runs. We are not going to look too much into what one individual is doing. It is about how everyone needs to come together.
“It is a big series for us, so yeah that is my thought on KL,” Rohit continued. But for us as team management, we always look at the potential of any individual, not just KL. I have been asked in the past about lot of players.
The right-handed batter elaborated, “It is not just about KL, but anyone. If you look at couple of hundreds, he got outside India (England 2021 and SA 2022), one of the best I have seen from KL, especially the one at the Lord’s.
“Batting on that damp pitch in England, (that too) after losing the toss and put in to bat is never easy. He (Rahul) put a great performance there and Centurion was another one. India won both those games. That is the potential he has,” the Indian skipper added.