Indian Batter KL Rahul is currently struggling with his form and finger pointed on his position in the playing XI for remaining two Test Matches after he 38 runs in first two games.
However, former India opener Gautam Gambhir feels that KL Rahul should be backed as every cricketer goes through a lean patch in their careers.
“KL Rahul should not be dropped from the Indian side. One should not single out any player. Everyone goes through a lean patch. No one, no cricket pundit or anyone should tell him that he is not doing well and be dropped,” Gambhir said as quoted by The Times of India.
“You have to back players who have talent. Look at Rohit Sharma. He also had a lean patch. Look at the way he started his career. He had a late flourish. Compared (earlier times) to how he is performing now. Everyone could see his talent and backed him. Now see the result. He is going great guns. Rahul can do the same,” the 41-year-old added.
Let’s not axe anyone and appreciate the team’s performance: Gambhir
“India is 2-0 up and not 0-2 down. So let’s not axe anyone and appreciate the team’s performance. I think the Indian team management is right in backing KL Rahul. He is a great player. He had scored runs in international cricket,” the mentor of the Lucknow Super Giants added.