SYDNEY: KL Rahul is a strong contender for the opening slots for India’s first Test against Australia next week but his knack of “finding new ways to get himself out” has not gone down well with assistant coach Sanjay Bangar.
Rahul was the only prominent batsman to miss out on a significant score in India’s 358 all out on day two of the four-day tour game. He was out for three runs while playing a loose drive on the up and was caught at mid-off within the first hour of play.
As many as five different Indian batsmen, including Virat Kohli and Prithvi Shaw, scored half-centuries in what Bangar termed as a satisfactory outing.
Bangar said Rahul was no longer an inexperienced player and he ought to shoulder more responsibility.