India vs Australia: A new year but same dreams and a fresh start, says KL Rahul as 2021 ushers in

India batsman KL Rahul, who is in Australia with the Test squad for the Border-Gavaskar Trophy, shared a post with his fans on the occasion of the New Year.

In the post, he said that despite the new year, his dreams were the same and he looked forward to a fresh start for the year ahead.

“New year, New feels, New chances, Same dreams, Fresh starts,” KL Rahul said with a couple of photos with team-mates Mayank Agarwal and Jasprit Bumrah.

KL Rahul, who is part of the Test squad, is yet to play a game in the Border-Gavaskar Trophy.

Team India went ahead with Wriddhiman Saha in the pink-ball Test in Adelaide, but after a poor show from the wicketkeeper-batsman, brought in Rishabh Pant for the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.

India are yet to select their team for the third Test starting from January 7 in Sydney, but it looks unlikely that KL Rahul will be given a spot, particularly with Rohit Sharma now fit for selection.

Rohit Sharma and Mayank Agarwal should open in Sydney, says Gavaskar

Batting great Sunil Gavaskar has backed Rohit Sharma to open alongside Mayank Agarwal, who has struggled in the ongoing Test series, in the third Test vs Australia in Sydney.

Gavaskar believes Agarwal should be given another chance and should not be dealt with harshly because of his recent failures. Mayank Agarwal has failed to live up to expectations, having scored only 31 runs in four innings of the Border Gavaskar series.

“Mayank Agarwal has shown a very good temperament in the last year-and-a-half. Look at the way he has batted against South Africa, these are difficult times and every batsman goes through a lean patch. I would not be harsh on him and I will give him another go,” Sunil Gavaskar told India Today.

“Let Rohit and Mayank open in the third Test match. This is what I would think. This is up to Mayank now, to try and curtail the backlift and maybe narrow that stance that he has and look to be better. At one stage it looked like he would be the fastest Indian to get Test 1000 runs but he hasn’t got because he is playing against fabulous new ball bowlers of Australia,” Gavaskar added.

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