Team India wicketkeeper-batsman KL Rahul recently opend up on the competition in the team.
Team India have plenty of talented players for every place and everyone is ready to take up the respective job as well. KL Rahul recently shared his views on this. When he had taken the role of wicket-keeping in the ODIs replacing Rishabh Pant, he was in a good form and Pant was struggling with both bat and keeping gloves.
However, currently, the scene is a bit different as KL Rahul was seen struggling with the bat in the recently-concluded T20I series against England and Pant was seen in a prolific form. And, then Rahul’s inclusion in the playing XI of the first ODI raised many questions too but he smashed a 43-ball 62 in the first ODI against England and gave a fitting reply to his critics as well.
“You can never sit back and feel comfortable” – KL Rahul
While addressing a press conference, KL Rahul said, “When you are part of this Indian team, you always know competition would be really high. You can never sit back and feel comfortable like you own your position. That’s the good thing, our team has high talent, players will always come in. As a player in this team, you always try to push yourself and try to get better with each passing day.”
He further added: “Like I said, the ODI format, playing at number five, I could take a little more time than I did maybe in T20s. Having spent a little time in the middle, having played a couple of good shots, the footwork got better.”
“When I walked in, Shikhar was batting well. I knew when Krunal walked in, I realised we had to stitch a partnership together, when you stop thinking about your own personal game and when there is responsibility in front of you, you start thinking clearer, having spent 20-25 balls in the middle, I started to feel more confident,” concluded KL Rahul.
Both India and England will play against each other in the second ODI at the same venue on March 26.