Gautam Gambhir, a former Indian opener, has firmly backed KL Rahul to open the batting in the T20 World Cup and dismissed suggestions that Virat Kohli should do so, asserting that the out-of-form batsman “certainly has more potential.”
With his 61-ball century against Afghanistan during the Asia Cup, Kohli snapped his long century drought. This sparked discussion about whether Kohli or Rahul should start the championship match in Australia next month.
“You’re aware of what occurs in India. We all begin to forget what Rahul and Rohit have accomplished over a significant period of time once someone starts performing exceptionally well, such as when Virat Kohli scored a hundred in the most recent game “In a televised press conference before India’s three-match T20I series against Australia, Gambhir said.
Think about what would happen to KL Rahul if Kohli were to start the batting… Imagine the level of uncertainty Rahul must be experiencing. Consider the discussion of whether Kohli should open the following game if he receives a poor score in the first one.