I get dumbstruck in front of Rohit Sharma, identical to when players see Sachin Tendulkar: KL Rahul

I get dumbstruck in front of Rohit Sharma, identical to when players see Sachin Tendulkar: KL Rahul
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Team India opener KL Rahul mentioned that opener Rohit Sharma is somebody who has proven a whole lot of religion in him and has supported him on many situations.
KL Rahul spoke about competitors for opening spot within the Indian limited-overs staff (Reuters Photo)
HIGHLIGHTSI am an enormous fan of Rohit Sharma’s batting: KL RahulBacking from seniors offers you a whole lot of confidence: KL RahulThere are few batting slots which can’t be taken for some time not less than: KL Rahul
KL Rahul is a pressure to reckon. The Karnataka batsman has grow to be one of many mainstays of the Indian batting line-up in limited-overs cricket since 2019.
KL Rahul’s recreation has seen a whole lot of adjustments. The 28-year-old began as an opener, then batted at quantity 4th place for some time and extra not too long ago he has been fulfilling his tasks at No. 5 place. KL Rahul in his new position has additionally donned the wicket-keeping gloves.
With a expertise like KL Rahul within the staff there are at all times talks in regards to the competitors for the opening slot. KL Rahul normally loses out to Shikhar Dhawan for the opening slot in ODIs however within the T20Is, the wicketkeeper-batsman is making a mark.
Speaking to India Today’s Consulting Editor Boria Majumdar within the newest episode of ‘Inspiration’, KL Rahul opened up on his competitors with Rohit Sharma and Shikhar Dhawan. Rahul admitted that he’s a fan of Rohit and will get dumbstruck in entrance of him.
Notably, Rohit Sharma on the identical present had mentioned that KL Rahul is administration’s first alternative for the opening place in the case of the T20I format.
“Humbled by Rohit’s phrases (that KL Rahul is the primary alternative after which it is determined between me and Dhawan in T20Is). I’ve been an enormous fan of his batting and I’ve performed with him for just a few years now however he’s somebody who’s within the staff, how do I say, like some cricketers get dumbstruck after watching Sachin Tendulkar, they do not know what to say. When I’m with Rohit off the sector I’ve nonetheless not been capable of get via.
“But he’s somebody within the staff who has given me that sense that he has a whole lot of religion in me and as a senior participant I’ve seen that he has backed me and stood by by me on a whole lot of situations. When senior gamers really feel like there’s a man who can take accountability and could be amongst one of many senior gamers that provides a younger participant or a participant who has not performed persistently for the nation a whole lot of confidence,” KL Rahul added.
KL Rahul, who captains Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) in IPL, mentioned that there’s a wholesome competitors for the completely different batting positions within the staff and gamers get pleasure from it. Rahul added that he was conscious of the truth that few batting slots can’t be taken for some time.
“Ever since I’ve come within the staff in 2014, in Test matches or ODIs or T20Is there has at all times been a wholesome competitors for the opening slot or quantity four place. There have been just a few slots you realize which you can by no means take for some time not less than. There has at all times been a wholesome competitors and gamers get pleasure from it because it motivates us to place more durable and more durable. It stops us from being lazy and complacent and that’s what we’re striving for. It is superb,” KL Rahul asserted.

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