Rahul out of Galle Test with viral fever

Muscat Daily - - AUTO NEWS -

Colombo, Sri Lanka - Lokesh Rahul has been ruled out of the Galle Test on July 26 with viral fever.

He had missed the train­ing on Mon­day, stay­ing back in Colombo for ob­ser­va­tion even as the rest of the squad trav­elled south on Sun­day.

The BCCI's med­i­cal team has ad­vised the In­dia opener fur­ther rest "as a pre­cau­tion­ary mea­sure".

Rahul was com­ing out of an in­jury lay-off af­ter he hurt his shoul­der dur­ing the Test se­ries against Aus­tralia in Fe­bru­ary-March this year.

He played through pain to end as third-high­est run-get­ter in the se­ries but missed the IPL, the Champions Tro­phy and the West Indies tour to re­cover from the in­jury.

On his come­back he scored a quick fifty in the two-day warm-up match in Mo­ratuwa, but he said he was ner­vous mak­ing his come­back af­ter such a long lay-off.

"You know that you are phys­i­cally fit and you have done ev­ery­thing that you can, worked re­ally hard, you are feel­ing stronger, you are feel­ing fit­ter," Rahul told bcci.tv.

"But the mind al­ways tells you what if it hap­pens again, what if you have to go through the same grind for three months, what if your shoul­der is not ready, what if you [have] come back early?"

Lokesh Rahul

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