Xtra Time Web Desk: Star India batter Virat Kohl had a masterclass with opener KL Rahul at the indoor nets of Adelaide Oval on Tuesday ahead of Super-12 game against Bangladesh.
Virat was seen showing Rahul some technical flaws. The flamboyant opening batter was also seen asking Virat what he needs to do in order to break out of the shackles. Batting coach Vikram Rathour and mental conditioning coach Paddy Upton too joined the discussion.
Rahul has had a torrid time in the ongoing T20 World Cup, with scores of 4, 9 and 9 in the three matches played by India in Super 12s till now. Rahul failed to get going so far in the T20 World Cup. He did not look confident at the crease. He has been cautious in the middle, and hasn’t shown much footwork, as seen from his dismissals so far: chopping on to his stumps against Pakistan, trapped lbw by an incoming delivery against Netherlands and nicked tamely to first slip against South Africa.
On the eve of India’s match against Bangladesh at Adelaide Oval, head coach Rahul Dravid stated that they are completely backing Rahul to come good, and that the team think-tank has no concerns over the form of their first-choice opener.