One of the favourites for the title this season, Royal Challengers Bangalore have taken another big hit with Indian opener KL Rahul also being sidelined for the entire season, due to injury. RCB already have had Aussie pacer Mitchell Starc pull out due to injury and skipper Virat Kohli too is expected to be unavailable for the first few weeks of the T20 tournament.
Sources within the team revealed that KL Rahul will soon be travelling to London to undergo surgery on his left shoulder that he had injured during the Pune Test against Australia.
The news comes on the heels of RCB naming AB de Villiers as the likely replacement for Virat Kohli as the skipper of the team. A final call is expected to be taken on 2 April when both players join the camp
The Bangalore franchise though revealed that they had been kept in the loop about Rahul’s condition and coach Daniel Vettori already has a replacement in mind.
Despite injuring his shoulder during the opener against Australia, Rahul had continued on and played all four fixtures against the visitors, scoring six half-centuries in the series.