KL Rahul takes on Jhulan Goswami in nets, video goes viral
KL Rahul is in the squad for the upcoming T20I series against West Indies.
Updated - Jul 19, 2022 12:42 pm
Team India stylish batter KL Rahul was recently seen facing India’s veteran pacer Jhulan Goswami in the nets. To note, Rahul is currently at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) Bengaluru after his successful surgery for a sports hernia in Germany. The right-handed batter is expected to join Team India in West Indies to participate in the upcoming T20I series.
Previously, Rahul was named India’s captain to lead the Men in Blue in a T20I series against South Africa, but he was unable to participate in the series due to a groin injury. Rahul was also named for the England tour but had to remain out of the action due to his surgery.
KL Rahul played two excellent strokes
In a video doing rounds on social media, Rahul can be seen facing veteran Goswami in the nets. As Jhulan bowled a fullish delivery on an off-stump, the Indian batter can be seen playing a perfect cover drive followed by an excellent cut shot from the back foot on the off side.
K L Rahul is batting and Jhulan Goswami is bowling.
— Juman Sarma (@Juman_gunda) July 18, 2022
As mentioned above, Rahul has not been in action for quite a long time. The right-handed batter was last seen during the 2022 Indian Premier League (IPL), where he led the new entrants Lucknow Super Giants to the playoffs. Rahul played some excellent knocks for his new franchise and ensured that LSG finished strongly in their first appearance in IPL.
The right-handed batter is expected to represent the Men in Blue in the upcoming T20I series against West Indies, but his inclusion in the playing XI is subject to fitness. A total of five matches will be played in the series with the first match starting on July 29 (Friday).
Talking about Goswami, the veteran pacer represented India during the 2022 ICC Women’s World Cup. She was not named in the Women in the Blue squad for the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games as Goswami announced retirement from the shortest format around four years ago.