A former opener of the India cricket team who is also the mentor of the Lucknow Supergiants, the team which is led by KL Rahul in the IPL, says that getting dropped from the India team in T20 internationals and test formats should hurt KL Rahul.",
KL Rahul, who was seen as the future captain of all the formats of cricket for team India, has now been removed from his position as vice-captain and has been removed from the T20 international and test format in team India. Because of his poor performance, he was excluded from the team for the third test match of the series and is replaced by Shatrugan Gill. He took time out to be present at the jersey launch of the Lucknow Super Giants, which he leads in the IPL. It is expected that he'll return to the team in the three-match ODI series, which is going to start on March 17 against the Australian cricket team.
Former opener of the India cricket team and mentor of LSG Gautam Gambhir said getting dropped from T20Is and Tests should "hurt" Rahul. While talking to Star Sports Tak, he said that, "These things happen to every cricketer." Name one cricketer who has scored runs with the same consistency from the start to the end. And these things are good for you. These things should hurt you. If it has hurt him, then it is a great thing for us. "Jab aap kisi aur ko khelte hue dekhte hai, jab aap pila rahe hote hai, it should hurt you."
Rahul has scored more than 600 runs in the last four out of five seasons of the IPL, but his strike rate is something one should be concerned about. To this, Gautam Gambhir said, "Rahul doesn't need to score 600 runs; it will be fine if he can score 400 runs at a good strike rate that helps his team win the tournament."
Gambhir also said that Rahul doesn't need to prove it to anybody because if you have scored 4-5 centuries in the IPL and you are not in the T20 side of the Indian cricket team, then you can look at the IPL as an isolated tournament and an opportunity to reinvent yourself.