Indian batsman KL Rahul has been ruled out of the ongoing Border-Gavaskar Trophy due to a wrist injury he sustained while batting in the nets on Saturday.
“KL Rahul sprained his left wrist while batting in the nets at the MCG during Team India’s practice session on Saturday. The wicketkeeper-batsman will not be available for the remaining two Tests of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy as he will need about three weeks time to recover completely and regain full strength,” BCCI said in a statement issued on Tuesday.
It also stated that Rahul will now return to India and head to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for further rehabilitation of his injury.
The stylish batsman’s absence from the squad will add more woes to the side as the visitors have already lost Mohammed Shami and Umesh Sharma due to injury. While Team India are without Virat Kohli in these three Tests and Ishant Sharma could also not be a part of the squad.