Asia Cup 2022: KL Rahul was the stand-in skipper for India for the Afghanistan game must have been a relieved man to get a decent score under his belt as he scored 62 off 41 balls. It must have been very satisfying for Rahul to do such a great performance against Afghanistan. He has only scored 0, 38. 28, 6 in the entire tournament. He scored a half-century against Afghanistan and returned to the team after being injured.
Looking at the upcoming World Cup, this half-century from Rahul holds a lot of significance for him and team. However, in yesterday’s match, there must have been pressure on Rahul as Virat Kohli played a brilliant century while opening with him. There was no pressure on Rahul in the field, but when he had to face questions in the press conference. Then it got a little awkward for him.
He replied to the question, “Should Kohli Contnue To Open?’
Actually, a question was asked to Rahul whether the management of the team should let Virat Kohli play as an opener? Not because he did well against Afghanistan. But because Virat Kohli has a very good record as an opener. In the 2016 IPL he scored 5 centuries while opening for Royal Challengers Bangalore. Kohli and Rahul had opened the innings yesterday as Rohit Sharma was not part of the match due to rest. After Rohit comes back, Rahul and Rohit will open and Kohli will bat at No.3.
Responding to the question, Rahul said, “Toh Main Kya Baith Jau Fir?” He smiled and added, “Obviously Virat Kohli scoring run is a uge bonus for the whole team, the way he played today I now he is very pleased with the way he batted today on the field – he has been working on his game for the last 2-3 series and that worked for him and as a team, it is important that every playe before going to the World Cup get some time in the middle.”