Batting at No.5 in ODIs has helped KL Rahul understand his game better. His match-winning knock against Sri Lanka in Kolkata and an unbeaten 64 helped India win the series.
KL Rahul, who kept wicket in this series, told Star Sports –
“One thing I really like is that you don’t have to rush to bat.” “You get time to put your feet up, take a nice cold shower, have a good meal and then relax and then see what’s happening before you go in. That’s the cool thing about batting at No.5 “
Rahul said that batting in the middle order gives him time to read the match situation and relax before going out to bat.
KL rahul further told –
“Batting at No.5 has helped me understand my game a bit better. Given that the ball is a bit old, you have to play straight spin and that’s not what I usually do. Obviously Rohit Sharma has been very clear that’s where he wants me to bat and he has conveyed that to me. So now I am challenging myself for that position.”