KL Rahul’s dismal performances in the recently concluded Test series against West Indies have drawn a lot of criticism on social media and from former players.
Former Indian skipper Sourav Ganguly has also questioned Rahul’s place in the side and is in favor of Rohit Sharma opening the batting in the longest format.
KL Rahul managed to score just 101 runs in the two-match Test series in the Caribbean Islands. Moreover, the right-handed batsman has failed to cross the fifty-run mark in his last 12 Test innings. On the other hand, inform Rohit Sharma has been kept out of the playing XI.
Meanwhile, in a recent interview with India Today, chief selector MSK Prasad has revealed that Rohit might be considered for an opening role in Test cricket as well.
“As selection committee, we haven’t met after the conclusion of the West Indies tour. We will definitely take this (Rohit as an opener) point into consideration when we all meet and discuss about it,” Prasad said.
He also expressed his worries over Rahul’s form.
“KL (Rahul) is definitely a great talent. Of course, he is going through a bit tough time in Test cricket. We are definitely concerned about his form. He needs to spend more time on the wicket and regain his touch and form,” the chief selector added.
Rohit will open for India in the T20I series against South Africa later this month. The Indian Test squad for the three-match series against the Proteas is yet to be announced.
Therefore, it will be interesting to see if ‘Hitman’ is experimented for an opening role in the longest format of the game as well.