Mumbai, First Published Dec 4, 2021, 5:10 PM IST
Mumbai: Former India fast bowler Zaheer Khan (Zaheer Khan) has predicted that Rahane will not be able to make a comeback if he is left out of the Indian Test squad for the second Test against New Zealand (IND v NZ).
According to Team India, Rahane has been rested from the Mumbai Test squad due to a minor injury. But there have been reports that Rahane, who has been in poor form recently, has been ruled out.
If Rahane has been left out of the Mumbai Test squad due to injury, so be it. No, if he had been dropped, it would have been impossible for him to return to the Indian team. “Because India’s youth is so strong,” Zaheer told the bus.
Take a look at the list of young players waiting for an opportunity in the Indian team and their talent. Even the brightest players in domestic cricket are knocking on the door of the Test team with excellent performances. “Therefore, those who are part of the Indian team can only stay in the team if they continue to excel,” Zaheer said.
Rahane, who is also the vice-captain, led India in the first Test in which Virat Kohli was rested. Rahane was out for 35 in the first innings and four in the second. With this, the argument that Rahane should be dropped became stronger. Following this, when Kohli returned to captaincy in the second Test, Rahane was dropped from the India XI due to injury.
Last Updated Dec 4, 2021, 5:10 PM IST