India’s opener in test matches, KL Rahul has hinted towards him not being a part of the upcoming ICC Champions Trophy, which is scheduled to take place in June this year. This is because of the shoulder injury he got while playing test series against Australia earlier this year. He had injured himself in the first test of the series and had played the remainder of series in pain.
Speaking on this, KL Rahul told media that he had torn his labrum. According to him, he could not play a lot of shots because of the pain and continuous dislocation of his shoulder. He also added that he was continuously on heavy medication and had taped his shoulder.
Despite suffering from the shoulder injury, KL Rahul was one of the most successful batsmen of the series. He scored 393 runs in the series of 4 tests with six half centuries. His average in the four-test series was 65.50. In number of runs scored, he was behind Steven Smith and Cheteshwar Pujara.
Rohit Sharma had earlier suffered a similar injury. KL Rahul said that he was in touch with Rohit over the updates about injury and continuously taking tips on how to improve. A lot of other players have suffered shoulder injury and for a sportsmen, be it a bowler or batsman, shoulder is one of the most critical parts of the body.