The way KL Rahul, who played the role of India’s stand-in captain against Afghanistan, performed in the 2022 Asia Cup, many suggested him to be dropped from the team. According to experts, Virat Kohli should start the innings with regular captain Rohit Sharma and Rahul should be dropped due to poor form. After the win against Afghanistan, Rahul was also asked a question about getting Virat Kohli to open, to which he gave a sarcastic answer.
KL Rahul, who came to the press conference after the match, was asked whether Virat Kohli should open? To this, Rahul replied with a laugh and said, ‘So, What do you want me to do, sit outside?’
Rahul further said, ‘Virat scoring runs is a huge bonus for all of us. He will be happy with his batting. He has been working on his game for the last 2-3 series and it has turned out excellent. Glad he can play like this.’
Virat Kohli can score a century even at number 3 – KL Rahul
Virat Kohli got a chance to open the innings as regular opener India captain Rohit Sharma took rest. However, Rahul believes that the legendary batsman can score a century even in his regular batting position at No. They said,
‘It’s not like he can score a century only while opening. Even if he can bat at number three, he can score a century and it’s about the role the team wants to play. Today she played her role beautifully. He will play his next role with a good performance in the next series, there is no question about that. The desire and passion to win matches for his country has always been the same for him. But, we are obsessed with numbers. His contribution in the last 2-3 years is still phenomenal. He is still among the top two or three run-scorers in white-ball cricket.’