IND v WI 2018: Virat Kohli believes KL Rahul will come back strong against Australia

Rahul failed to impress with the bat at home against West Indies.

KL Rahul | AFP

Indian team secured a comfortable series victory against West Indies but they aren't really satisfied the way opener KL Rahul batted in the series.

While the youngster Prithvi Shaw delivered with the bat in his debut Test series, Rahul wasn't looking comfortable at home. To end the series on a good note, Rahul remained not out on 33 in a 72-run chase in the second Test. 

But despite a colorless performance by the Karnataka batsman, Indian skipper Virat Kohli isn't much worried before the Test series against Australia. He believes Rahul is capable of working on his flaws and delivering against Australia.

"I am sure KL will look at his errors and look to rectify them. There is no doubt about his attitude and how he goes about his game. He is very positive and is someone who also appreciates people telling him his fault which is a good quality. It's good he spent some time at the crease, stayed not out and looked more composed than the first two innings. I'm sure he would like to build on that," said Kohli.

India saw their wicket-keeper batsman Rishabh Pant stepping up at the right time. He stitched up an important partnership with Ajinkya Rahane in the second Test to take India to a respectable total. Shaw, on the other hand, won the Man of the Series award after becoming the highest run-getter of the series.

Kohli was impressed with both the Indian youngsters. "I know the conditions were not as challenging, but in Test cricket, the first and most important thing is confidence and understanding that you can score runs at this level. From that point of view, [I am] very happy that these guys have taken their chances so well," Kohli said in Sunday's presser.

India and West Indies are set to clash with each other in ODI series, starting from October 21. Pant is expected to make his debut in the 50-over format. 


By Sihyeu Singh - 16 Oct, 2018

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