Last Update on: September 22nd, 2023 at 03:37 pm
KL Rahul is leading Team India in the ongoing first ODI against Australia at the Punjab Cricket Association IS Bindra Stadium in Mohali. Captain Rohit Sharma, his predecessor Virat Kohli, Hardik Pandya and Kuldeep Yadav have been rested for the first two ODIs of the three-match series against Australia.
In Rohit’s absence, KL Rahul has been given the responsibility to lead the team. The wicketkeeper-batsman recently returned to action after being out of action for more than four months. KL Rahul was sidelined after he suffered a thigh injury during IPL 2023 in May.
His participation in the upcoming World Cup was doubtful but the batsman has recovered just in time for the marquee event. He made his much-awaited return in the Asia Cup and looked impressive. In his comeback game, he scored an impressive unbeaten century against Pakistan. He also impressive with his wicketkeeping during the competition.
KL Rahul makes a huge blunder:
While KL Rahul did well in his comeback tournament, he committed a huge blunder as a wicketkeeper in the ongoing first ODI against Australia. The stand-in India skipper missed an easy run-out chance. He had the opportunity to send back Marnus Labuschagne but he failed to grab the opportunity.
On the first ball of the 23rd over bowled by Ravindra Jadeja, Labuschagne played a drive towards Suryakumar Yadav at cover. Suryakumar could not gather the ball cleanly and Labuschagne decided to steal a quick single. As soon as Suryakumar fumbled, the Australia batter set off for the single. His partner Cameron Green, however, did not want the run.
Labuschagne charged towards the non-striker’s end and had almost reached the middle of the pitch when Green sent him back. In the meantime, Suryakumar had picked the ball up and thrown it towards KL Rahul. However, the wicketkeeper failed to collect the ball and Labuschagne managed to get back inside the crease safely.
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