‘Difficult to accept but…’, says injured KL Rahul after being dismissed
India opener KL Rahul missed out on a golden opportunity to lead the national team at home for the first team of his career as he was ruled out of the India vs South Africa T20I series due to injury. After Rahul was out of the series, the BCCI appointed Rishabh Pant as the captain of the team. Rahul on Thursday wished Rishabh on his captaincy debut.
Hard to accept but let me start another challenge today. Disappointed not to lead the team for the first time at home, but the boys have all my support. Heartfelt thanks to all for your support. All the best to Rishabh and the boys for the series. see you soon
— KL Rahul (@klrahul) June 8, 2022
Rahul wrote on Twitter, “Hard to accept but I begin another challenge today. Got guts to not lead the team for the first time at home but boys I have all my support. Heartfelt condolences to all for your support.” Thank you. All the best. Best wishes to Rishabh and the boys for the series. See you soon.”
While batting in the nets last evening, Rahul injured his right hand while Kuldeep Yadav injured his right hand. In the statement, BCCI revealed that Pant will be the captain of the team while Hardik Pandya will be his deputy.
Rahul was made the captain of the team as regular skipper Rohit Sharma was rested after a grueling IPL season. Along with Rohit, Virat Kohli, Jasprit Bumrah and M Shami were also given much-needed rest ahead of the SA series. Now all eyes will be on India’s young fast bowlers Umran Malik and Arshdeep Singh. After an excellent IPL season, the duo got their first call-up for Team India. At least one of them is expected to make his debut in today’s match. Even though Umran is the talk of the town, Singh is likely to get the match today, as indicated by head coach Rahul Dravid.