KL Recently, Rahul has been the subject of scrutiny from a variety of detractors. There is no doubt about Rahul’s ability or potential, but the player has come under fire for the way he has been performing, which is why his talent is not in dispute.
Gautam Gambhir, a former batsman for India, is of the opinion that Rahul needs to perform better or else someone else will take his place in the team.
It is important to note that the batter will not be participating in India’s next Twenty20 International series against Sri Lanka; nevertheless, he will be included in the team for One-Day Internationals against the opposition.
“You can only control the things that are under your power. You do not have any control on the selectors, and you also do not have any control over what will take place in the subsequent series.
You will face Sri Lanka in three one-day internationals. If you are going to play that, you should just focus on the here and now. And it is the only thing you have power over.
When you start to focus about things that are out of your control, you are placing an unnecessary amount of pressure on yourself “The statement was made by Gambhir in Star Sports’ “A Chat with Champions.”
“If you don’t perform up to par, sooner or later someone else will take over in your place. This is not only the case with Sanju or KL, but it is also the case with both Virat Kohli and Rohit Sharma. You have no choice but to accept it because that is how international cricket is played.
There is not a single person who is required at all times. You have three one-day internationals, you bat in the middle of the order, and you work hard to score runs since, in the end, your performance will determine whether or not you remain in the side. Not the name or how much talent you have,” he added.
There will be three Twenty20 Internationals and the same number of One-Day Internationals played in India. On January 3, 2022, the contests between the two teams will get underway with the shortest format at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai. The One-Day International series will get underway on January 10.