Rahul can benefit following in Laxman’s footsteps

New Delhi: Lokesh Rahul, who has been dropped for the upcoming three-Test series against South Africa, will benefit if he follows in the footsteps of former Indian batsman V.V.S. Laxman as it would help him to get back into the side.
In the two-Test series against the West Indies, he managed scores of 44, 38, 13 and 6 and didn’t seem to be in any sort of form.
His last 50+ score since his 149 against England at the Oval came some 12 innings back. His poor form meant BCCI needed to give Rohit Sharma an opportunity to open the innings in Test matches, who has been for long waiting for his chance to come good in red-ball cricket as well.
While announcing the squad, BCCI chief selector M.S.K. Prasad stated that Rahul is a talented cricketer but because of his poor form in red-ball cricket, he has been dropped for the upcoming Test series beginning October 2.
“We definitely communicated to KL. He is an exceptional talent and unfortunately his form has dipped in red-ball cricket,” Prasad said. (IANS)

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