Ups and downs are part of profession, will find the answer quickly, says KL Rahul
India’s opening batsman KL Rahul had a disappointing Test collection in opposition to South Africa. The 25-year outdated was ignored of the first Test in Cape Town however was recalled for the 2nd and third Test at Centurion and Wanderers. In spite of being chosen over Shikhar Dhawan in two Tests, Rahul struggled in opposition to the harmful South African bowling line-up. He scored solely 30 runs in 4 innings and failed to offer a optimistic begin to his facet.
Speaking to Times of India, Rahul, who is just not a part of India’s ODI squad in South Africa, and has returned to India to play for Karnataka in the Vijay Hazare matches, stated, “I’ve always looked at the positive side. When you are playing sport you know you will have more bad days than good days. You need to take things in your stride and try to learn something new and improve every day.”
Speaking about his current kind, the opener stated that he must spend extra time in the center. “You learn as you play. Ups and downs are part of your career. This is not exactly a down. I am playing well but not able to convert. I am not able to spend more time in the middle. I will find the answer soon. Maybe it takes just one good innings to get the conversion rate better. It doesn’t have to be a 150 but even a 50 can help me. I’ve been working hard on my fitness and game,” he stated.
Speaking about the challenges he confronted in South Africa, Rahul stated, “South Africa was a whole new challenge. We expected pace and bounce. I didn’t think there would be so much seam movement. The seam movement with pace and bounce was new. It’s a deadly combination and you don’t want to be an opener when all these things are happening. But it was a good learning experience for me. I know what I need to tweak in my game and where I stand when it comes to my skill.”
Rahul had a disappointing run at Vijay Hazare up to now, scoring simply 3 and 22 runs in the final two matches. “I would have liked to spend more time in the middle. I did get a decent hit in the second match. I will play another match on Sunday and then train for a couple of days before I leave,” he stated.
Now, with the T20I collection set to begin in per week, the right-handed batsman was desperate to return to South Africa for the collection. “I was there for a month and I didn’t do too much in the Test series, so I’m looking forward to going there and getting some runs.”