KL Rahul has been in fantastic form for quite some time now, especially the first two Test matches of the 5-match series against England. But somehow the splendid opener could not score much during the third Test at Headingley in Leeds. Rahul scored a whopping 100 at Lord’s but in Leeds, the player could not do much with his bat. He was out for a four-ball duck in the first innings. The second innings could not bring the magic back either and he scored only 8 runs.
Maninder Singh, former Indian cricketer shared his views on KL Rahul’s performance in both the innings at Headingley and said that Rahul must have learned an important lesson. The former cricketer said that it is not something new that has happened to KL Rahul. It keeps happening with players and can happen to anybody after one plays a couple of great Test matches.
Maninder said that the first innings must have brought many doubts to Rahul’s mind. The player must have asked himself after his dismissal whether he was good enough to play at that level, on such pitches where the ball is swinging and seaming. As per Maninder, these innings were a lesson for Rahul. He needs to learn that if he is in good form, it needs to be carried on otherwise, you will start doubting your every technique.
Though the game was kept alive even after KL Rahul’s dismissal. Cheteshwar Pujara and Rohit Sharma posted their respective half-centuries. Pujara returned to the pavilion unbeaten on 91 and India posted 215 for two.