Prior to the World Test Championship Final against Australia, India’s star batsman KL Rahul suffered a horrific injury that could sideline him for an extended period of time. However, all decisions will be made following the release of all test results.
Notably, during the match between Lucknow Super Giants and Royal Challengers Bangalore at Ekana Stadium, the 31-year-old was injured while attempting to prevent the ball from hitting the boundary. After that, he was unable to participate in the remainder of the game and only batted when LSG’s entire lineup was eliminated. Despite this, Rahul was scarcely able to walk as LSG lost the game by 18 runs.
According to a Cricbuzz report, the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) and the medical team of the National Cricket Association (NCA) have decided to take the matter into their own hands and will shortly make a decision regarding Rahul’s continued participation in the ongoing IPL 2023. In his absence, Krunal Pandya will captain the team against Chennai Super Kings, as it is anticipated that the cricketer from Mangalore will be unavailable for at least this match.
Simon Doull explains why KL Rahul is batting at position number 11.
Simon Doull, a former New Zealand cricketer, believes that Rahul did not walk out to bat against RCB to assist his team win, but rather to improve their net run rate. Now, despite failing to score any runs, Amit Mishra played a few shots, which may have helped LSG qualify for the semifinals once the league stage is over.
“I am uncertain whether he [KL Rahul] or the team believed they could win the game when he entered at No. 11.” What I do believe is that the net run rate will remain crucial as the tournament progresses. Therefore, if Amit Mishra could have hit one or two fours, or if KL could have hit one four, they would have received 12 additional runs.
“It makes a small difference in the net run rate, and in the latter stages of this tournament, every little bit counts. “I don’t believe for one second that he believed he could hit five sixes and win the game for them,” Doull stated while speaking with Cricbuzz.