Virender Sehwag. The first T20 International match of the two-match series between India and Ireland was unilateral. Virat Kohli-led team India got a 1-0 lead in the series defeating Ireland by 76 runs in the first T20I match played in Dublin. The second match of the series will be played on Friday.
Team India batted first and after losing 5 wickets in 20 overs, scored 208 runs. In reply, Ireland could score only 132 runs in 9 wickets.
Team India’s openers Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan batted very well in the first T20I. But due to this pair, KL Rahul did not get the chance to play. It’s noteworthy that KL Rahul has performed well in IPL 2018 and since then there has been a strong demand for giving him a chance in the national team.
Team India’s former explosive opener Virender Sehwag is also demanding that Rahul should get a chance in playing 11, and for this, he also told the name of a player who needs to be excluded.
Sehwag’s Views on KL Rahul:
Sehwag said, “Team India should not change its opening pair (Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma). But on the number 3 spot KL Rahul should get the opportunity. He should be replaced by Dinesh Karthik. At number four Virat Kohli and MS Dhoni should play. Rahul should get the chance because he will bring the depth in the batting.”
However, KL Rahul did not get the opportunity either in the first T20I International against Ireland, nor did Dinesh Karthik. Team India trusted left arm veteran Suresh Raina, who scored 10 runs. However, Sehwag has expressed greater confidence in Rahul because he feels that the young batsman has a lot of talent and he has the ability to shock any bowling attack.