Indian deputy’s skipper, KL Rahul is expected to be back for men in blue for the upcoming 5 T20Is in West Indies. After the ODIs that kickstart on July 22, India will be aiming for a clean sweep over the West Indies in the T20s. However, according to the latest reports Rahul has tested positive for COVID19 as the BCCI president, Sourav Ganguly has informed to the reporters after the apex council meeting.
Confirming the same, senior journalist, Kushan Sarkar tweeted,” Senior batter KL Rahul @klrahul has tested positive for #COVID19:
@BCCI president @SGanguly99 told reporters after Apex Council Meeting”.
— Kushan Sarkar (@kushansarkar) July 21, 2022
KL Rahul will miss the ODIs in the Caribbean islands but he is expected to join the squad ahead of the T20Is along with Kuldeep Yadav, who was also nursing an injury. NCA head VVS Laxman shared a picture of Rahul attending a meet at the academy in Bengaluru, where he could be seen speaking to coaches who are attending a course over there.
VVS Laxman thanked Rahul for making time to address the candidates, he wrote: “Thank you @klrahul for addressing the candidates attending the Level-3 coach certification course at NCA. Listening to your different experiences as a player and captain will definitely help these passionate coaches to learn, improve and excel in their careers.”
Thank you @klrahul for addressing the candidates attending the Level-3 coach certification course at NCA. Listening to your different experiences as a player and captain will definitely help these passionate coaches to learn, improve and excel in their careers. @BCCI #NCA pic.twitter.com/LS3bdPCkIO
— VVS Laxman (@VVSLaxman281) July 21, 2022
On Tuesday, KL Rahul posted a training session video on his social media handles where he can be seen training at the NCA Bengaluru. Rahul recently underwent surgery in Germany to treat his groin injury sustained during the IPL. He was to lead the Indian side for the T20Is against South Africa at home immediately after the conclusion of IPL but was ruled out due to an injury.
He has not played any cricket since IPL. Rahul was named in the India T20 squad for the Windies series but it is also subject to his fitness. Rahul will have to prove his fitness levels before he takes flight for the West Indies.