SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - JANUARY 03: Lokesh Rahul of India looks dejected after being dismissed by Josh Hazlewood of Australia during day one of the Fourth Test match in the series between Australia and India at Sydney Cricket Ground on January 03, 2019 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Ryan Pierse/Getty Images)

Former India bowler Venkatesh Prasad has frequently questioned KL Rahul’s place in the team and has been an outspoken critic of the batter.

KL Rahul, the team’s starting centre, has been having a difficult time lately. In the second innings of the second Test against Australia, which India won by six wickets to take a 2-0 lead in the four-match series, the batter was easily removed once more after reaching only one run.

Venkatesh Prasad, a former India bowler, has frequently questioned Rahul’s status in the team and has

been vocal in his criticism of the batter.

Prasad launched another attack on struggling India opener KL Rahul for his inconsistent showings in the

game’s longest format, pointing out the batter’s modest overseas record and contrasting it with

home/overseas statistics of players like Shikhar Dhawan, Mayank Agarwal, Shubman Gill, and Ajinkya

Rahane, three of whom have played for India as openers in Test cricket.

Rahul’s final Test century occurred in December 2021 at Centurion against South Africa. In the second Test of the ongoing series for the Border-Gavaskar trophy in Delhi’s Arun Jaitley stadium, the right-dismal hander’s record with the willow in international cricket continued as he could only manage 18 runs across two innings.

Fans would have anticipated Rahul and Rohit Sharma to cruise home with little difficulty after needing just

115 runs to grab a decisive 2-0 series lead. Rahul was, however, caught by Nathan Lyon’s spin, who held

him in front of the stumps for only one run. “KL Rahul is thought to have a stellar record in international Test matches. Yet the data suggests different. His test average abroad is 30 over 56 innings. He had six foreign centuries, but after each one, he had a run of poor performances, which is why his average is only 30. Let’s have a look at a couple more,” Prasad tweeted on Monday.

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