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Suryakumar Yadav Smartly Replies To A Journalist Asking For Axing Of KL Rahul
By CricShots - Sep 1, 2022 8:08 pm
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India’s deputy skipper, KL Rahul has been the talk of the town since his return to international cricket as he missed a significant amount of international cricket owing to his injuries and health concerns. He recently led the Indian team in the Zimbabwe ODI series before making his way into the Asia Cup 2022. But he has not completely gained back his form, and India batter Suryakumar Yadav has come in support of the opener amid his struggles.

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KL Rahul and Suryakumar Yadav

Immediately after the conclusion of IPL 2022 in May, KL Rahul left for Germany for surgery, but post his recovery he contracted the COVID-19 virus which forced him to miss the West Indies tour. At the ongoing Asia Cup, KL Rahul was dismissed for a golden duck in the game against Pakistan and he has been criticized for giving away his wicket cheaply since then.

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While addressing a Press Conference after the win, Suryakumar Yadav was asked if he would be seen opening the innings as part of India’s new combinations, to which he humorously replied: “Aap bol rahe ho ke KL bhai ko nahi khilana chahiye? (So you mean to say that KL should be dropped?).”

In the game against Hong Kong, KL Rahul played a slow knock of 39-ball 36-run knock before being dismissed, but even still he did not appear to be in good touch. It was Suryakumar Yadav who dominated India’s batting alongside Virat Kohli who also looked in great touch. While backing KL Rahul, Yadav also reckoned that is ready to bat at any position that benefits the team.

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Suryakumar Yadav explained, “He (Rahul) is coming back from an injury, he also needs some time. We have some time right now. As far as I am concerned, I have always said that I am very flexible to bat at any number. I have told the coach and captain that make me bat at any number, but just play me. Things will go on. There are a lot of things we are also trying. Instead of doing it at practice, it is better to try those things during a match. We will get a better idea, so we will see how it goes.”

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