Kohli at the pre-match media conference said that,“KL Rahul has been our established opener. I feel one of the openers such as Dhawan or Mukund will have to make way for him because what Rahul has done in the past two years for us has been very solid. He deserves to come back and start fresh in Test cricket again.”
Mostly Mukund will have to sit on the bench for Second Test even when he scored his Career Best Run at second innings of the First match.
Well, Shikhar Dhawan also used the opportunity to hit a match-winning 190 in the first test and he deserved the place in the team.
Virat Kohli is confident about Rahul that he will come out stronger.
He also said that, Rahul scored 393 runs with six half-centuries in four Tests against Australia in the home series. Even in the warm-up game in Colombo against Sri Lanka Board President’s XI, Rahul scored 59 runs.
He concluded the press meet with ,One thing we need to be aware of is when there is a partnership ,we need to have more composure and discipline at times.