With a 2-0 advantage in the four-test series, India has successfully defended its Border-Gavaskar Trophy, but KL Rahul‘s performance has been a significant worry for Rohit Sharma’s squad. Rahul’s position has become precarious as India seeks a third straight victory that would ensure their spot in the World Test Championship final in June.
Rahul has already lost his position as the team’s vice captain as a result of his persistently bad play, and it now appears that pressure is building for Shubhman Gill to take his place on the field. This shows that Rahul’s position in the team appears to be unsafe.
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As Gill’s potential is even more difficult to ignore. The 23-year-old has already scored a century in each of the three forms, and his 4 previous centuries came in his last seven international knocks.
Krishnamachari Srikkanth, a former captain of India, told the Times of India newspaper, “I have enormous respect for the quality of Rahul; in fact, I call him Rolls Royce Rahul. But for him right now, it’s just not happening. If I were the selectors’ chairman, I would have approached him and asked him to take a break.
According to former opener Srikkanth ”With all due respect to Rahul, it is time to play Shubman, You can’t keep a player waiting when he is in the best shape of his life.”