KL Rahul spotted in Chinnaswamy Stadium during yesterday’s match
The stylish opening batsman hurt his shoulder during the opening Test between India and Australia at Pune but went on to take part in the rest of the series.
by Arya Author
Published - Apr 17, 2017 2:46 pm | Updated - Apr 17, 2017 2:46 pm
Team India opener KL Rahul is back in Bangalore after a shoulder injury forced him to miss the entire season of IPL. He recently came back from London where he underwent a successful surgery on his shoulder. The star top order batsman for India came back to watch the match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Rising Pune Supergiant at the Chinnaswamy Stadium yesterday.
With his operated shoulder in a sling, Rahul made an appearance on the ground to watch the 5th match of his franchise. Despite his presence, the fortunes of RCB didn’t change as the home team went down to RPS by 27 runs to lose their 4th encounter. He had a tremendous stint with RCB last year which paved the way for a national call-up in the limited overs format.
The Karnataka lad was earlier cited as a batsman for the longer format but it was during the IPL last year where he proved his hard-hitting abilities and went on to become the mainstay of RCB in the top of the order. It also shrugged off in his national performance as the right-hander struck a magnificent century against West Indies at the USA last year.
The stylish opening batsman hurt his shoulder during the opening Test between India and Australia at Pune but went on to take part in the rest of the series. He played some exceptional innings and ended the series with 6 half-centuries to his name. He looked in pain on quite a few occasions while attempting big shots but continued to play.
It was restricting his attacking strokeplay which brought about his downfall on quite a few occasions. Despite getting starts, Rahul failed to convert any of his 50’s into a century but each and every innings came at a crucial time. Following the conclusion of the series, Rahul was in urgent need to go under the knife so he went to London to undergo the surgery. It also meant that he will miss the whole of IPL but is expected to be back for the Champions Trophy in June.