KL Rahul: If anything in the last two years I have learnt, that you be ready to do anything,
By Sarita Dey
on Sat Aug 07 2021
Indian Batsman KL Rahul says his unsuccessful trip to England in 2018 made him realize that holding back shots is important in tough conditions, and that is helping him at the current time.
If anything in the last two years I have learned, that you be ready to do anything. I have been asked to do different roles, a lot of times and I quite enjoy doing it, so this was another opportunity for me to go out there and challenge myself,” Rahul said during the media conference when asked about the mental switch from middle-order to opening.
England for a merge 183. India rode on Rahul’s classy 84 and Ravindra Jadeja’s 56 to end post a competitive 278 and take a strong 95-run lead. England ended the third day, which was called off early due to rain on 25/0. Asked how he has worked on his mindset, the soft-spoken Bengaluru resident said: “Obviously, the Test cricket I have played so far. I have opened the batting, so something that I have done now all my life, so it wasn’t something really new. “I have opened for India in the past. So when the opportunity presented itself. I wanted to go out there and grab it and make the most of it,” added Rahul, who shared a 97-run stand with Rohit Sharma and 60 with Ravindra Jadeja.
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According to Rahul, who anchored the Indian innings, he was pleased that he showed discipline.
“Happy that today I could go out there, show a lot of discipline. And get my team a good start and put us in a good position,” he quipped.