KL Rahul is returning to Lucknow for the match against England. For the first time since his injury in the IPL 2023, Rahul will be playing a match at the venue. Earlier this year, Rahul injured himself while fielding in one of the matches in the IPL 2023. Following it, Rahul was ruled out of the IPL 2023 and Krunal Pandya led LSG for the rest of the tournament.
Rahul got his surgery done in England, which was successful. After the surgery, Rahul was ruled out of many matches. Rahul was out of contention for the WTC final between India and Australia. In the tour of the West Indies, Rahul was not picked in the Test, ODI, and T20I series. Rahul used his time to get fit and make a quick comeback in the side.
Rahul went to the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru for his rehabilitation. Just before the Asia Cup 2023, Rahul was deemed fit. It led to his comeback in the team. In the last couple of months, Rahul has performed very well in the team as a wicketkeeper batter. In the middle order, Rahul has provided the required stability as a batter.
'My last memory of this ground was falling down and injuring myself' - KL Rahul
Speaking about his journey in the last few months, Rahul felt bittersweet about his return to Lucknow. "I can't say that it is not in my mind. Yesterday when I came to the ground, my last memory of this ground was - falling down and injuring myself," said Rahul as he remembered his injury in the IPL 2023. Rahul felt that the people did not let him forget about it, even if he wanted to forget it.
"Mai bhoolna chahta hoon magar log bhoolne nahi dete (I want to forget it but people keep reminding me). Hopefully, I can put that aside and I can make some better and happier memories to forget all of that," added Rahul. The Indian team is taking on England in Ekana Stadium in Lucknow. Rahul will be hoping for a good performance at the venue.