Before the WC warm-up clash, KL Rahul uses a tire during the unique keeping drill

on Monday Before the India vs. Netherlands match, the India Cricket Team had a hectic day in Thiruvananthapuram. Rohit Sharma & Co. had a photo shoot in the morning, and then they came in for a practice session in the afternoon. But it was KL Rahul who, instead of taking up the willow, donned the big gloves. With throw-down specialists hurling balls at him, he had a unique session to keep wickets against Ravichandran Ashwin, Kuldeep Yadav, and Ravindra Jadeja before the IND vs. NED World Cup warm-up clash on Tuesday.
KL Rahul was keeping wickets with a big tire in front of him, with fielding coach T. Dilip giving him instructions. The reason behind this was that KL Rahul has struggled to keep wickets, as he does not do it regularly. Against spin and slower deliveries that are pitched on the leg side, his lack of awareness gets exposed.
The big tire works as a shadow or a replacement for a batter during a match. The tire blindsided him as a batter would do when Kuldeep Yadav’s deliveries pitched on the leg side only to turn in. Similarly, Ashwin and Jadeja could also turn it to the leg side, and KL Rahul would have to carry those balls.

Oct 2, 2023 1:17 PM