Rahul had just recovered from a four months injury for which he had to undergo a shoulder surgery and after that he was back in the squad after a long time and now this happened
Rahul is suffering from viral fever as of now and he will be missing the first test out of the three test that is going to start from this coming Wednesday 26th of July and the BCCI personnel has confirmed this news.
“The BCCI medical team confirms that opening batsman Mr. KL Rahul is presently down with viral fever. There are no major health concerns and he is making rapid progress, much to the satisfaction of the medical team.
“As a precautionary measure, Mr. KL Rahul is advised further rest and hence will not be available for selection for the first Test match against Sri Lanka, which starts on July 26 at Galle,” the release stated.
Rahul has just recovered from the injury he got during the Australia test at Dharamsala and since than he has not played a test or even a match since then, and the injury was so severe that it led him to miss the IPL 2017 and the Champions trophy too
Making a comeback to the cricket field during the two-day practice game against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, Rahul scored a quickfire 54 off just 58 balls, hitting seven boundaries.
Speaking at the end of the first day’s play of the tour game, Rahul had expressed how tough it was to stay away from the action and go through the rigours of rehabilitation. He also mentioned that he remains circumspect about the injury and fears if it would happen again.
“Yes, I am [nervous]. The body is still very unsure and it keeps holding me back every time. That’s the biggest challenge coming back from injury. You know that you are physically fit and you have done everything that you can, worked really hard, you are feeling stronger, you are feeling fitter. But the mind always tells you what if it happens again, what if you have to go through the same grind for three months, what if your shoulder is not ready, what if you came back early. The fear is obviously there but I will fight it and I will overcome that.”