When athletes are going through difficult times, their teammates often step up to assist them in getting better and getting back into their rhythm. Seeing as how India’s vice-captain KL Rahul is having a terrible World Cup in Australia, India’s skipper Virat Kohli took it upon himself to assist Rahul out during a net session before India’s match against Bangladesh.
KL Rahul has failed to hit double figures for India in any of his three previous T20 World Cup innings despite opening the batting for India. Although the 30-year-old could only manage scores of 9, 9, and 4, he would be eager to get back to his regular best when India takes on Bangladesh in Adelaide on October 2.
The batter is intent on scoring a significant number of runs against the Tigers to motivate his team to win. As a result, the batter has been putting in a lot of work at the nets. During one of these practices, a video was taken showing Virat Kohli, Rahul Dravid, and the other members of the coaching staff paying close attention to one of their teammates while they batted. Kohli, who was unhappy with the opener’s strategy, suggested to Rahul that he alter his stance to get more height while playing pull shots. Before carrying on with his practice at the nets, Rahul was ready to consider the suggestions.
The flashy opener has been struggling with the bat in the massive ICC event. He got off to a poor start in the competition by scoring just four runs against Pakistan, and he followed that performance with two more failures against the Netherlands and South Africa.
Kohli gave Rahul the piece of advice to keep his body in a steady posture and, rather than moving across the pitch, to just open his front foot so that it points towards the bowler. That would make it easier for him to get the upper hand or retreat without having to make a deliberate commitment.
Virat Kohli in a lengthy conversation with KL Rahul ahead of the Bangladesh match. The gesturing suggests the chat is about the rising ball outside off. pic.twitter.com/613epHRJmJ
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