Rahul Dravid was a full-time teammate during his 16-year career, while regularly moving out of his comfort zone for the sake of his team.
Whether it was wearing the gloves in one-day cricket or opening the innings in Tests, Dravid fulfilled every role to the best of his ability.
The same can be said about KL Rahul, who also put on the protective gloves for India in white ball cricket, except to bat in the middle order, despite being a specialist.
The Karnataka cricketer was earmarked as a middle-order victim for the Test series against England, but Mayank Agarwal had to be injured before the Test match and had to take first place.
And he has done it wonderfully so far.
On a live wicket under cloudy conditions and against a world-class English attack, KL Rahul was at the helm of the Indian innings and a patient of 214 ball 84 scored.
“Absolutely. Add another point: ‘that’ Rahul also kept the gloves on for the team, and this Rahul did the same. It could be either the Bangalore connection or the connection of their names, but he is also very talented. Rahul Dravid has done so much for India that this show is not enough to talk about it. But yes, if he sees such a role model who has done so much for the team compared to him and sees that he is looked at with the same eyes, KL Rahul would be very happy. says Zaheer Khan on CricBuzz.
KL Rahul is this century only the fourth Indian opener to score two 80+ scores in England.
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Zaheer Khan further added that there will be a lot of talk about him over the course of the series about the way KL Rahul played in the first innings of the Nottingham Test.
‘There will be a lot of talk about KL Rahul in this series. “The way he used the opportunity, the application he showed, the way he left balls and cover rides, the head position and the perfect lean, definitely deserves praise,” said Khan.