'Baby Steps' - KL Rahul hits the gym to regain fitness ahead of South Africa tour

‘Baby Steps’ – KL Rahul hits the gym to regain fitness ahead of South Africa tour

KL Rahul was ruled out of the two-match Test series against New Zealand owing to an injury.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo Source: Twitter)

Team India had to face a major blow ahead of the first Test against New Zealand as star batter KL Rahul was ruled out of the two-match series owing to an injury. It was reported that he was sustaining a muscle strain on his left thigh. However, now the swashbuckling batter is working hard to regain fitness.

KL Rahul was exceptional for India in the Test series against England earlier this year. Thus, his absence came in as a big blow for the team. With India raring to travel to South Africa for an all-format series, the team will be hoping that the batter is fit to join the squad. Ahead of the much-anticipated series, he was seen in the gym and working on his fitness.

KL Rahul shares photos from a workout session

In what comes as a positive sign for the team, Rahul was seen getting involved in a hardcore gym session. He shared a few pictures of his training session on his official Twitter account and also added a fitting caption to it. “Baby Steps” the tweet read.

As Rohit Sharma is rested for the New Zealand Tests and Rahul missed it owing to injury, Mayank Agarwal and Shubman Gill opened the innings for the side in Kanpur Test. However, both Sharma and Rahul are expected to be in the setup for the South Africa tour.

Over the course of time, Rahul has cemented his place in the Indian team across formats with the sheer display of his flair. He was named as the vice-captain of the team for the T20I series against the Kiwis and is expected to take on the leadership role of the team in the future.

His contributions are important for the side and hence it is pivotal that he returns back completely fit for the South Africa tour. India is staged to play three Tests, as many ODIs and four T20Is against the Proteas. The discovery of the new variant of Covid-19 had previously placed the tour in doubt. However now, the South African government has assured a secure bio bubble environment for Team India.