‘I miss you’ – KL Rahul desperate to start playing cricket amidst COVID pandemic
Rahul last played in the tour of New Zealand earlier this year.
Published - Jul 13, 2020 4:34 pm | Updated - Jul 13, 2020 4:34 pm
KL Rahul, the Indian cricketer, hasn’t played any cricket for the last four months or so. He was a part of the national squad in the tour of New Zealand earlier this year. There he scored tons of runs and impressed one and all. Moreover, he also managed to impress as a wicket-keeper, so much so that even Rishabh Pant, the regular keeper, has had to warm the benches.
Pant got injured during the home ODI series against Australia after which Rahul started donning the keeping gloves. Rahul caught the eyes of skipper Virat Kohli, head coach Ravi Shastri and the other members of the team management. He was also set to play for the King XI Punjab (KXIP) in the 2020 edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL), which had to be postponed.
Rahul shining bright
In fact, he was appointed as their skipper after Ravi Ashwin, who was the captain in 2018 and 2019, was traded to the Delhi Capitals (DC). Though KXIP couldn’t qualify for the playoffs in both the seasons, Rahul managed to rack up runs at will and with sheer authority. He earlier played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and the Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH).
But he started tasting massive success only after coming to the Punjab franchise where he opens the batting. In the current scenario, when Indian team isn’t playing any cricket, Rahul has kept himself busy, spending time at home and interacting with the fans through his social media posts. A couple of weeks ago, he shared a picture where he was seen, drinking coffee.
Thereafter, the fans reminded him of the controversy he was involved in the ‘Koffee With Karan’ show back in January 2019. Even Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper, trolled him over the ‘cup’ he was using. It’s not a surprise that in the grave scenario, the 28-year-old Rahul is missing playing cricket and it has to be the case for many other Indian cricketers.
Rahul shared a picture where he was seen, looking at his cricketing gear with love and passion. The Karnataka-born talent captioned the picture and wrote, “I miss you,”