KL Rahul has lost his place in the Indian Test side due to inconsistency but it is only about time before he makes a strong comeback in the side.
KL Rahul is one of the most talented batsman in world cricket right now (AP Photo)
- Rahul made his international debut during the 2014-15 Border-Gavaskar series in Australia
- Rahul has so far played 36 Tests and amassed 2006 runs at an average of 34.58
- I love playing cricket be it whatever format: Rahul said on E-Inspiration
India opener KL Rahul has become a vital cog in the team’s wheel in limited-overs cricket but the Karnataka batsman’s coach always kept reminding his ward that he has to play 100 Tests for the country.
Rahul made his international debut during the 2014 Border-Gavaskar series in Australia where he had a horrendous outing in his first match, scoring 3 and 1 in the Boxing Day Test in Melbourne.
But he has come a long way from that game and is now one of the batting mainstays in the Indian team. He did lose his place in the Test side due to inconsistency but it is only about time before he makes a strong comeback in the side.
Rahul has so far played 36 Tests and amassed 2006 runs at an average of 34.58 with 5 centuries and 11 fifties.
“Obviously, playing for your country no matter what format when you ask anybody in the team they will say they want to play in all the formats. Each format brings a different challenge and I have grown up with a Test match cricket mindset.
“My coach always prepared me for Test match cricket and as I grew up I learnt how to hit the ball harder, hit fours and sixes play the scoop shots and all those stuffs but the dream was always to play Test cricket and my coach would always say ‘100 Test matches, 100 Test matches, you need to play that’.
“So, that’s how I have grown up and I genuinely want to do it. I love playing cricket be it whatever format. It’s not something which pulls me down or makes me feel that I am not a good enough player.
“So, whenever the opportunity comes I will enjoy it, like I said to you that it’s a blessing to play for your country and go specially to a place like Australia where I failed and I got dropped from the Test matches to go back there and play against them would be very exciting. It’s not something which is in my hand,” Rahul said on India Today’s show E-Inspiration.