India wicketkeeper batter KL Rahul, who joined the India squad for the ongoing Asia Cup 2023,  underwent his first session of training at the Nondescripts Cricket Club on Thursday, September 7. Rahul trained along with Hardik Pandya, Suryakumar Yadav, Shreyas Iyer, Shubman Gill and Shardul Thakur, who trained under the guidance of coach Rahul Dravid and batting coach Vikram Rathour. 

Rahul batted in rotation with Iyer, who also made his comeback in the squad with the continental tournament. Not only this but the reports by ESPN Cricinfo state that the wicketkeeper-batter was in no visible discomfort as he was able to move his feet freely. 

The Karnataka-born cricketer, who last played an ODI game in March this year underwent surgery in May, and since then has been in rehabilitation at the National Cricket Academy in Bengaluru. The 31-year-old cricketer got his call for Asia Cup but missed the first two matches due to a fresh niggle. 

Similarly, Rahul has also been picked for the forthcoming ICC ODI World Cup 2023, which will be hosted in India in the months of October and November. According to the same source, Chief Selector Ajit Agarkar said, "KL is looking good. We feel this gives us the best balance to try and do well." 

The Karnataka-born cricketer is likely to be featured in India's next match in the continental showpiece, where the Men in Blue will lock horns with Pakistan on September 10, Sunday.