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KL Rahul dying to make international comeback

KL Rahul has featured for India in 6 One Day Internationals in which he has managed to score 220 runs.

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KL Rahul. (Photo Source: BCCI)

KL Rahul, who fell victim to a shoulder injury while India locked horns with the mighty Australians at home earlier this year eyes a return to the international scene as quickly as possible. The batsman picked up the injury while batting in the inaugural Test of the series in Pune. After a successful shoulder injury, the batsman is back in the nets and hopes to wear the Indian colours again.

The elegant batsman took to his Twitter handle and posted a video where he can be seen facing the balls to get used to proceedings. He captioned the video with “Getting fitter by the minute. Can’t wait to get back out there for India! – Jai Hind,”

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The tweet highlights the youngster’s desire to get back on the 22 yards and deliver for the nation. Rahul, who has impressed several former greats with his technique, aims to make his return in before team India’s Sri Lanka tour in July. India will engage themselves against Sri Lanka in a series which will feature all three formats of the game – Test, ODI’s, T20’s.

Rahul injury from the first Test severed in another Test later in the series and was immediately forced to the sidelines. The Royal Challengers Bangalore batsman missed IPL’s iconic 10th edition and saw his side finish rock bottom from home. He also missed out on the recently concluded ICC Champions Trophy where India lost to Pakistan in the finals.

What the opener had to say:

“It’s been just a month that I had this surgery. It will take some more time, maybe two months to recover and attain the required fitness to get back to international cricket. So aiming for sometime in August for comeback, probably can make a comeback for the Sri Lanka series,” he told last month. “So far it (the injury and the period after that) has been challenging not just physically but also mentally and emotionally. To be at home and not do anything is frustrating. It is challenging for me,” the right-handed batsman said.

Rahul pointed out that “Missing tournaments due to injury is a part and parcel of the game for a player. Of course I miss playing cricket, being part of the IPL, it is the biggest tournament in India and the Champions Trophy, would have been the first world (ICC) tournament that I would have played.” “It could have been a big moment in my career, I was looking forward to play in the Champions Trophy. It is little bit frustrating. I will take care of my recovery and come back stronger,”

KL Rahul has featured for India in 6 One Day Internationals in which he has managed to score 220 runs. He also has a highest score of 100 which came in his debut match against Zimbabwe in June 2016.

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