September 29, 2022

“I want to clarify some things…”: KL Rahul on the missing Indian tour in Zimbabwe | locust

Barring the noticeable absence of Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma, another name whose exclusion from India’s ODI squad for the Zimbabwe tour was KL Rahul. The batter, who hasn’t played a single game for India since February, was not part of the 15-member unit selected by the BCCI to tour Zimbabwe for three ODIs from August 18. Speculation is rife as to why Rahul will not be traveling to Zimbabwe, with some claiming it is due to the marriage of him and his alleged girlfriend Athiya Shetty, while others believe the 30-year-old cricketer years old may not yet have recovered from his groin injury.

However, Rahul has put the speculation to rest once and for all by sharing a note on Twitter which explains why he won’t be on tour for India‘s next cue ball mission after T20I against West Indies. “Hi guys. I wanted to clarify a few things about my health and fitness,” Rahul started by saying.

“My surgery in June was a success and I had started training in hopes of returning to national service for the team‘s tour of the West Indies. Unfortunately, as I approached a return to fully fit, I tested positive for Covid-19. naturally pushed things back a few weeks, but my aim is to recover as quickly as possible and be available for selection as soon as possible.”

A day before Rahul led India in the T20I series against South Africa at home in June, he suffered a groin injury and flew to Germany for surgery. After his rehabilitation, Rahul resumed training at the NCA, after which he was named in India’s T20I squad for the West Indies tour. However, BCCI Chairman Sourav Ganguly dropped a bombshell when he informed reporters that Rahul had contracted Covid. He was subsequently kicked out of the T20Is, with Sanju Samson replacing him in the squad.

As the window closes between now and the Asian Cup, Rahul will find himself in a race against time to fully recover and try his luck against India’s T20 World Cup side. That said, Rahul added that he was looking forward to getting back to the side and doing what he does best, contributing to India’s success.

“Representing the national team is the greatest honor, and I can’t wait to get back there in blue. See you soon, KLR,” he concluded.


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