Three months with out a aggressive recreation left KL Rahul a trifle rusty however the fashionable right-hander had full religion in his preparedness, one thing which helped him bounce again to kind within the first ODI towards England right here.
After an detached T20 collection towards the identical workforce, Rahul had a good first ODI scoring a half century in addition to a variety of catches behind the stumps.
“As a batsman, I feel being in the middle and playing games is what keeps me in good touch,” Rahul mentioned on the eve of the second ODI.
“Having not got as much game time as I would have liked, I mean I won’t say it did not play on my mind, but somehow or the other you have to find a way to be best prepared, be it at training or open net sessions,” he defined.
“In terms of that, I tried to prepare in the best way possible but having said that, nothing beats game time,” he added.
With Rishabh Pant again within the white ball combine and Ishan Kishan additionally grabbing his probability with each arms, Rahul is aware of that he can not take his place as a right regardless of being one of the prolific performers within the shorter codecs.
“Look when you are a a part of this Indian workforce you know that competitors goes to be actually, actually excessive and you can by no means sit again and really feel comfy like you personal a place. You will always be challenged and that’s how it’s.
“Our country has got a lot of talent, you will always try to push yourself and keep training harder and working on your game. And when opportunity comes, try to grab it with both hands,” he mentioned.
The lean patch that he encountered is a part of a journey for a world cricketer, one thing that didn’t stress him a lot.
“This is a part of the journey and all people goes via this. I didn’t do something totally different or I wasn’t too burdened. As a participant, you can get upset as I’ve been sitting on the bench for a whereas.
“After those three or three half months, I wanted to do well like every player in the team. If it doesn’t happen, you accept it.”
Rahul believes that one has to query personal self on whether or not the preparation has been up to the mark or not.
“I asked myself, if I was prepared well and training hard? Was there anything which I didn’t do in terms of preparation? If I did and after that, if I don’t score runs, I can accept that.”
But the poor run within the T20 collection did disappoint him.
“You do really feel upset as you are representing your nation. You need to hold performing and hold successful video games to your nation. You have to additionally settle for that typically it received’t go your way and you have to be affected person at occasions.
“I have been doing well and contributing in whatever roles and responsibilities thrown at me for last two and half years. I have always put the team ahead.”
As far because the technical half is worried, Rahul mentioned the identical approach bought him runs too, so he doesn’t need to query himself on it.
“When issues had been going proper, I didn’t query my course of and my ardour or my dedication in direction of the sport and I didn’t need to sit again and over-analyse three or 4 dangerous performances,
“You need to accept sometimes, I was doing most things right which were in my control. After that if you don’t score, you move on.”