KL Rahul had a good season at the crease in the Indian Premier League (IPL) earlier this year and followed it up with some good knocks in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 especially against arch-rivals, Pakistan. However, it seems that his impressive run with the bat ended after that failure in the all-important semi-final against New Zealand where he could only manage 1 run as the Men In Blue were reduced to 4-3 and were eventually knocked out. In the following series against West Indies, he did not have a good outing either. KL Rahul failed in the two-match Test series. Rahul's failures resulted in him being dropped for the three-match T20I series against South Africa. Meanwhile, Rohit Sharma will be opening in Tests instead of Rahul in the upcoming three-match series. However, it seems that despite going through a lean patch in his career, Rahul is trying to have fun whenever he gets a chance to do so.
Meanwhile, KL Rahul took to social media and posted a picture of him undergoing Cryogenic Therapy with a caption titled 'Chilling (literally)' Take a look.
However, the fans were not kind enough to the Karnataka batsman and he faced backlash. Here are some of the reactions.
Chief selector MSK Prasad, who is also a former wicket-keeper, said that he and the selection committee are planning on taking Rohit Sharma as an opener for upcoming three-match Test series that India will be playing against South Africa. KL Rahul is a great talent but still due to his poor performance in the previous matches has led them to this decision, he said. MSK Prasad has Rohit Sharma has been considered because of KL Rahul’s unimpressive performance. KL Rahul is going through a tough time and needs some time to regain his form.
The updated squad for the three-match Test series is as follows: Virat Kohli (Captain), Mayank Agarwal, Rohit Sharma, Cheteshwar Pujara, Ajinkya Rahane (vice-captain), Hanuma Vihari, Rishabh Pant (Wicket-keeper), Wriddhiman Saha (Wicket-keeper), Ravichandran Ashwin, Ravindra Jadeja, Kuldeep Yadav, Mohammed Shami, Umesh Yadav, Ishant Sharma, Shubman Gill.