Rahul ‘nervous’ about Test comeback

Returning from a shoulder injury, batsman KL Rahul is taking “nervous” steps forward as India prepare for their first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle next week. In his first competitive fixture in four months – a two-day tour game that ended in a draw – he smashed a 58-ball 54 – but felt there was still a way to go before feeling back to his best.

Rahul had injured his shoulder during the first Test of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy in February. But he continued to play through pain and finished the series as the third-highest run-getter from either side with an aggregate of 393, including six fifties from seven innings. Since then, however, he has had to concentrate on rehabilitation work, forcing him to miss the IPL, the Champions Trophy and India’s limited-overs tour to the West Indies.

Rahul, 25, has been bogged down by injuries in his brief international career, and this was the first…

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