first_imgIndia bowling coach Bharat Arun has ruled out the possibility of dropping KL Rahul from the second Test versus West Indies and said that he is an outstanding player and needs to be persisted with.Rahul has failed to nail down a spot at the top of the order for India despite impressing on occasions. However, he will get another go in the second Test versus West Indies as the selectors look to persist with him for the West Indies tour.Arun also backed the Karnataka batsman despite his failure in England largely and the first Test against West Indies in Rajkot.”Technical weakness as what you perceive I do not know but Ravi Shastri and Sanjay Bangar had a good chat with him.”As a coach, I feel Rahul is an outstanding player with tremendous potential, who should be persisted with. (in Rahul) we have a super batsman in the future for us,” said Arun steering clear if Mayank Agarwal would make his Test debut.Also read – Rishabh Pant in fray for five-match ODI series vs West IndiesThe 55-year-old also made it clear that team is not thinking on lines of experimentation with the opener’s spot.”It’s not the question of experimenting but the position we are in, we would like to consolidate. We would like to put the best team on the park and I believe anyone in the 16 can play.” Umesh Yadav only played one Test each in South Africa and England (Reuters Photo)Arun also praised Umesh Yadav for his skills but said that he has been unfortunate to get less games in South Africa and England.Also read – Deepak Chahar hopeful of another chance after ordinary ODI debutadvertisement”It’s really unfortunate that Umesh didn’t get to play a lot in South Africa and in England. The reason being, bowlers who played, performed exceptionally well,” said Arun referring to one Test each in South Africa and England.This was after a series of fine performances on unresponsive Indian tracks.”We look at Umesh as somebody who is quick. We also have a system where we rotate the bowlers so that they remain fresh and Umesh is a part of that (policy). We are extremely confident about what Umesh can bring to the table.”Arun also praised Prithvi Shaw’s temperament and said the best part is unearthing a new talent in every game.”Every Test match that we play, we have been able to throw up new players. Like Prithvi Shaw in the last Test match. More than the runs that he got, he was able to show composure for a guy playing his first Test match, these are things that we look at,” Arun said.There was considerable interest about local boy Mohammed Siraj’s chances of a Test debut but Arun remained non committal.However, he termed Siraj as “quick learner” whom he has nurtured since his time as Hyderabad Ranji coach.”He is a very very quick learner and during my stint with Hyderabad, I found him picking up things quickly. With experience and recent performances for A team showed how quick a learner Siraj is,” he said.Meanwhile skipper Virat Kohli didn’t attend the session as it was optional.(With inpurts from PTI)last_img read more