Auckland. The first T20 between India and New Zealand is underway. Interestingly, India is not playing either Rishabh Pant or Sanju Samson. So, as expected, KL Rahul will play as keeper and opener.
Just a few minutes after the start of the match Rishabh Pant was caught on camera listing his bat and gloves on Olx. He has kept the price very low as he wants to find buyers as soon as possible. KL Rahul had, in fact, asked Pant to give him his bat and gloves to him but then Pant wanted some money to give to the coaching class where he will enroll himself for the UPSC exam coaching. Sanju Samson and Dinesh Karthik have already listed their equipment on Olx and have still not found any buyers. Dhoni is the only keeper who has still kept all equipment with him as he plans to make a comeback soon after the IPL.
KL Rahul meanwhile was seen looking at eCommerce websites for the best keeping equipment. KL Rahul has been given an additional allowance for his keeping requirements which Pant had never had the privilege of. That is the amount of trust Kohli and Shastri have on Rahul.