IND vs AUS: Watch - KL Rahul Reveals Why He Was Upset After Hitting Match-Winning Six vs Australia In World Cup

Updated - 09 Oct 2023, 01:20 AM

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India National Cricket Team star wicketkeeper-batter KL Rahul has revealed why he was disappointed after hitting the match-winning in the 5th match of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 against Australia National Cricket Team at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chepauk, Chennai on Sunday, October 8.

While chasing a target of 200 against Australia, India were off to an awful start as Ishan Kishan, Rohit Sharma, and Shreyas Iyer bagged ducks and they were reduced to 2/3. However, chase-master Virat Kohli joined forces with in-form KL Rahul, and together they bailed India out of trouble.

In the end, Virat Kohli (85) got out, but KL Rahul remained unbeaten and guided his team to a 6-wicket win. He smashed an excellent 97 runs off 115 balls, with 8 fours and 2 sixes for the win.

India needed 5 runs to win the match in the 42nd over and Rahul was batting at 91. On the second ball of the over, he smashed Pat Cummins for a six over extra cover to finish the match. After hitting the six, Rahul didn’t look happy and he was down on his haunches in shock.

Speaking after the match, KL Rahul revealed that he wanted to hit a four and then hit a six to complete his ton, but it didn’t happen as he timed the ball too well.

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Virat said there’s a bit in the wicket, so play like Test cricket for a while – KL Rahul

After winning the Player of the Match award, KL Rahul said that he didn’t have a lot of conversation with Kohli after going to the crease when India were at 2/3. He also revealed that Kohli had advised him to play like Test cricket for a certain amount of time. KL Rahul said:

“(On walking out at 2/3) Quite honestly not a lot of conversation, I thought I’d get a good shower and get a break. I was just trying to get my breath back. Virat said there’s a bit in the wicket, so play like Test cricket for a while. There was a bit of help for the pacers with the new ball, and then the spinners also. In the last 15-20 overs, dew played a part and that helped quite a bit. 

“The ball also skidded on better. However, it was a bit two-paced, it wasn’t the easiest of wickets to bat on and it wasn’t flat as well. It was a good cricket wicket, bit for the batters and the bowlers. That’s what you get in the south of India, especially Chennai.”

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