BCCI secretary Jay Shah said in a Cricbuzz report on Thursday, “That’s right, the board is monitoring his fitness and he will be going to Germany soon.” Rahul may leave for Germany by the end of this month or early July.
Earlier, on Thursday, some key players of the Test team like batsmen Virat Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara, openers Shubman Gill, all-rounders Shardul Thakur and Ravindra Jadeja, pacers Jasprit Bumrah and Mohammad Siraj left for England. The report further states that the team management has not offered any other player to replace Rahul in the team.
Rahul last played international cricket in February this year and was last seen captaining the Lucknow Super Giants in IPL 2022, becoming the second highest run-scorer in the tournament. He scored 616 runs in the IPL at an average of 51.33 and a strike rate of 135.38 and became the first team to debut in the playoffs.