A video of KL Rahul facing with Jhulan Goswami in the nets at the National Cricket Academy has gone viral. KL Rahul was last seen playing competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League 2022. He had led the Lucknow Super Giants in the tournament.
A video of KL Rahul sparring with Jhulan Goswami in the nets of Bengaluru’s National Cricket Academy is going viral on social media. Goswami can be seen bowling a fuller length delivery on the stumps to Rahul and then following it up with a short ball outside off stump in the surface clip. The right-handed batter executed both deliveries flawlessly, hitting a cover drive on the first ball and cutting the second ball from the back foot on the off side.
Watch the video here: Rahul facing with Jhulan Goswami in the nets at the National Cricket Academy
It is worth noting that Rahul is currently at the NCA following a successful sports hernia surgery in Germany. The player had missed the five-match T20I series against South Africa in June of this year. He was set to lead the Indian team in the absence of regular skipper Rohit Shama, but a groin injury force him to withdraw from the series.
Rahul most recently seen competing in the Indian Premier League 2022. This year, he led the Lucknow Super Giants in the tournament. LSG advance to IPL 2022 Qualifier 2 under Rahul’s leadership, where they were defeat by Rajasthan Royals by 7 wickets. Gujarat Titans, another debutant, won the title by defeating Rajasthan Royals by seven wickets in the final.
Rahul is expect to play for India in the upcoming five-match series against the West Indies, but his inclusion is contingent on his fitness. The India T20I series in the Caribbean begins on July 29.
In terms of Goswami, the right-handed pacer last played for India in the ICC Women’s World Cup in 2022. She is not in India’s squad for the Commonwealth Games because she announced her retirement from T20I cricket four years ago.