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BAN vs IND: Sanjay Manjrekar defends KL Rahul amidst his poor run

Sanjay Manjrekar came in support of KL Rahul after the latter failed to make use of the opportunity in the ongoing BAN vs IND Test.

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Former India cricketer Sanjay Manjrekar came in support of KL Rahul after the latter failed to make the most of the opportunity in the second innings of the ongoing BAN vs IND Test in Chattogram.

BAN vs IND: Sanjay Manjrekar defends KL Rahul amidst his poor run | Sportz Point

Sanjay Manjrekar and KL Rahul

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On Friday, the 30-year-old started well but failed to convert it into a big one as pacer Khaled Ahmed got the better of him. The speedster peppered him with a barrage of short deliveries and there were several occasions when Rahul looked in utmost discomfort. 

His agony was finally ended as a miscued pull-off bouncer from Khaled in the 23rd over was quickly caught by Taijul Islam at fine leg. After scoring 23 runs, the cricketer walked away really disappointed and now will be waiting for the second Test to return back to form.

Manjrekar, who was part of the commentary panel, mentioned that the opener doesn't have any problem facing short deliveries and it was just a one-off incident when he got it wrong.

"KL Rahul does not have a weakness against the short ball. But he got out trying to attack the short ball today," said Manjrekar on air.

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After a long wait, the youngster Shubman Gill finally registered his maiden century in Test cricket. The 23-year-old responded with a meticulous century to silence the critics. After KL Rahul's dismissal, the Punjab-born cricketer stepped up and scored 110 runs but eventually lost his wicket to Mehidy Hasan Miraz.

India in the end declared their innings on 258 and Bangladesh set a target of 513 runs to win the first Test.

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