'KL Rahul Is A Proven Performer, I Am Not Too Worried About His Form': Rahul Dravid

| February 1 , 2019 , 18:23 IST

Legendary Indian batsman and team 'A' coach Rahul Dravid on Friday revealed that he is not worried about KL Rahul’s form as the flamboyant batsman continued his rough patch with the bat and got out for a golden duck in the fifth one-dayer against England Lions on Thursday.

India A defeated England Lions 4-1 in the five-match series as the home team dominated the visitors in every department of the game.

Rahul misjudged a ball by Lewis Gregory in the first ball of the match as the delivery swung and clipped the stumps, once again preventing the Indian batter to spend quality time on the pitch.

Dravid, backed the Karnataka-born right-hander and said that not many batsmen have a century in all three formats of the game (T20I, ODI and Tests) as he lauded Rahul as a proven performer.

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Speaking to media, the Indian team coach said, "He (KL) got a good first ball today as it seamed. I have no doubt that he has got quality and ability. He is playing four-day games as well and he has shown that he can succeed at the international level in all three formats."

"He has got a hundred in T20, ODI and Test and not many batsmen have that record. He is a proven performer and I am not too worried about his form," Dravid added.

"India A is always a combination of two things. There's always some players coming in from India (senior national team) and there are some other senior boys selectors want to see. They are looking at players some from a short-term perspective and there are other boys they are looking at medium and long term perspective. India A is a balance of both," he explained.