Former Indian opener Gautam Gambhir has praised KL Rahul for his remarkable comeback to international cricket after a severe injury. Gambhir feels that with two back to back solid performances in the ongoing Asia Cup, KL has marked his place in the ODI World Cup XI and he will be seen dominating the number four position.
Rahul had been out of action in cricket since May due to an injury he suffered during the Indian Premier League. But his commitment and dedication for the game kept him motivated. His efforts towards his rehabilitation yielded excellent results and enabled him to make a remarkable comeback to the Indian team.
While talking about KL Rahul on Star Sports, Gambhir said,”I think the team management has made it very close that it’s going to be KL Rahul who would be keeping in the World Cup because there was Ishan Kishan, and if Kishan was in the scheme of things of playing on the 11th against Australia, then he would have kept, wickets for India because he was the main wicket-keeper but now in the last two games KL Rahul has kept wicket.”
He also talked about the number five position whether it will be occupied by Suryakumar Yadav or Shreyas Iyer.
Gambhir said,”So the number five position is now open. Whether Shreyas Iyer comes into it, whether they play Suryakumar at seven and Hardik at five or Jadeja at five, now KL Rahul has secured that number four spot as a wicketkeeper-batsman. So, it is pretty much clear, which is good for Indian cricket, that they have backed KL Rahul as a wicketkeeper now and who’s batting at number four.”