Rajendra Prasad Mohapatra

A video of Team India's prolific batsman KL Rahul facing Jhulan Goswami in the nets of the National Cricket Academy (NCA) in Bengaluru has gone viral on various social media platforms. 

In the clip, Jhulan can be found bowling a fuller length delivery to Rahul followed by a short ball outside off stump. Rahul played both the deliveries with elan as he hit a cover drive on the first ball, while the second ball was cut from the back foot on the off side.

Rahul is currently training at the NCA after his successful surgery for hernia in Germany. The player had missed the five-match T20I series against the Proteas in June this year. He was supposed to lead the Indian team in the series in absence of regular skipper Rohit Shama. However, a groin injury forced him to pull out of the series.

Rahul was last seen playing competitive cricket in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022. Under his leadership, Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) reached Qualifier 2 of IPL 2022 where they lost to Rajasthan Royals comprehensively. 

Rahul is expected to play in the forthcoming five-match series against West Indies. However, his inclusion in the squad is subject to fitness. India’s T20I series in the Caribbean starts on July 29.