India coach Rahul Dravid says they are shutting out criticism of KL Rahul.
KL Rahul will lead India in the three-match ODI series against the Proteas in South Africa in the absence of the injured Rohit Sharma.
Opening batsman KL Rahul made 122* as India posted 272-3 on the first day of the first Test against South Africa in Centurion.
KL Rahul hit a commanding 67 off 55 balls as the Punjab Kings claimed a nail-biting five-wicket win over the Kolkata Knight Riders on Friday.
KL Rahul held firm after a flare-up with James Anderson to guide India into a narrow lead at lunch on the third day of the first Test against England at Trent Bridge on Friday.
Jonny Bairstow smashed a brilliant 124 and Ben Stokes made 99 as England beat India by six wickets in the second ODI in Pune on Friday.
KL Rahul continued his excellent form, scoring 61* as the Kings XI Punjab beat the Royal Challengers by eight wickets.
KL Rahul scored a brilliant 132 as Kings XI Punjab beat Royal Challengers Bangalore by 97 runs.
KL Rahul, the top-scorer for Kings XI Punjab in the IPL, has been rewarded for his fine form with a spot in India’s ODI and T20I squads for the tour to England.