KL Rahul has the capability of becoming the next big thing in Indian cricket: Sunil Gavaskar
Sunil Gavaskar further pointed out that KL Rahul seems to be unsure about his foot movement.
Updated - Jan 22, 2019 6:33 pm
KL Rahul struggled for form throughout 2018, as he lost his place in the team. With the likes of Prithvi Shaw and Mayank Aggarwal coming up, the Indian opener will find it tough to get back into the Test team. His problems have increased after going on the talk show, Koffee with Karan with his teammate Hardik Pandya. The Karnataka batsman has been suspended by the BCCI as the investigations continue.
Some fans are wondering if KL Rahul will ever get the opportunity to live up to his immense talent. The Indian opener has found a great backing in the form of Sunil Gavaskar. The legendary opener still believes that KL Rahul has the potential to be the next big in Indian cricket. He claimed that a combination of poor technique and loss of form is affecting Rahul, which is due to lack of runs.
“I think it is a combination of poor technique and mental frailty, He is short of runs, so he is short of confidence. I’ve said it before but I think he is going to be the next big thing in Indian cricket and I do believe he still has the capability of becoming the next big thing if he just solely focuses on his batting and a couple of things that seem to have crept in,” Gavaskar said as quoted by the field
KL Rahul needs to work on his movement
Sunil Gavaskar further pointed out that KL Rahul seems to be unsure about his foot movement. He added that the Indian opener is not being able to make up his mind while going on front foot or back foot which is affecting his balance. Gavaskar claimed that Rahul needs to work hard to sort out his preliminary movement and highlighted the example of Sachin Tendulkar to back his claim.
“I think what he really needs to do is figure out his preliminary movement. Sachin [Tendulkar] had a slight front foot movement… not even front and across. Just slight front foot movement. He got his momentum to go forward or back from that. But your balance still remains the same. In Rahul’s case, the balance doesn’t remain the same because when he goes on the back foot and then onto the front, the balance has moved so much to the front that he is unable to make that late adjustment.” Gavaskar said.