Top order batter KL Rahul issued a statement on social media regarding his absence from the Indian team. Rahul was left out of India’s squad for the three-match ODI series against Zimbabwe where he was touted to lead the side. He was also part of the ongoing five-match T20I series against West Indies but didn’t travel to the Caribbean with other players. It was reported that the star opener was tested positive for COVID-19 which forced him out of the West Indies tour.
However, the BCCI announced the squad for Zimbabwe ODIs on Saturday night and Rahul was not part of the team. The 30-year-old took to Twitter to issue a statement on his fitness.
Rahul revealed that he was about to regain full fitness for the West Indies tour but was tested COVID-19 positive which pushed things back for him.
“This naturally pushes things back by a couple of weeks, but I aim to recover as quickly as possible, and be available for selection as soon as I can. To represent the national team is the highest honour, and I cannot wait to get out there back in blue. See you soon KLR,” he added.