I Never Wanted To Be Too Calm, I Think Virat Kohli Also Has Said This, His Best Friend Is His Anger – KL Rahul

Published - 29 Mar 2022, 08:10 PM

KL Rahul and Virat Kohli in Test
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India National Cricket Team vice-captain KL Rahul, who is the captain of Lucknow Super Giants (LSG) in the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2022, has said that he likes to be aggressive on the field and as he grew up he never wanted to be “too calm”.

Speaking on the show ‘Breakfast with Champions’, Rahul, while talking about the importance of being aggressive, said that the former India National Cricket Team captain Virat Kohli’s best friend is his anger.

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He added that a player should learn to channelize the anger inside him into proper things to succeed in cricket or any other sport.

As I grew up, I never wanted to be too calm. I think Virat also has said this. His best friend is his anger. You learn how to use that anger and channelize it into proper things. There is a fire in everybody. I think you can’t play a sport like cricket or anything in life if don’t have a fire inside you,” he asserted.

I didn’t have a blazer so I had to borrow Virat’s – KL Rahul on leading India in a Test match

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The Indian opener Rahul was handed over the captaincy responsibility by the team management in the India tour of South Africa 2021-22 when Virat Kohli was ruled out of the Test match against South Africa in Johannesburg.

While talking about getting the captaincy, KL Rahul said that things happened very quickly and he had to borrow Virat’s blazer to walk out for the toss as he didn’t have one.

When I got the opportunity to captain the country in Johannesburg in a Test match, it happened so suddenly. Virat told me in the bus on the morning of the game that ‘I may not play this game because I have a stiff back’. Till I was in the bus and till I reached the ground for warmups, I was like ‘no, Virat can’t miss a game because of a small injury’,” he elaborated.

KL Rahul after his century in Centurion. Photo- AFP
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“After the warmups is when the coach told me that he is not looking good and that I need to go wear the blazer and go for the toss. I didn’t have a blazer so I had to borrow Virat’s. When I was walking down the steps, I was like ‘this looks good on me’. I was always confident and happy.”

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