KL Rahul
KL Rahul (Image Credit: Twitter)

Last Update on: July 27th, 2021 at 02:59 pm

Indian batsman KL Rahul reckoned that he had to wait for his turn in Tests patiently after scoring an excellent century in the practice game against County Selected XI. With Rishabh Pant and Wriddhiman Saha being isolated due to Covid reasons, Kl Rahul was given the responsibility of wicket keeping in tests for the first time and he did really well in his first outing.

Rahul has been on the sidelines from the home test series against England and in the World Test Championship finals waiting to get his on the team sheets. He retired out after scoring the century and looked very free-flowing in his test approach. He has made a strong statement to be back in the Indian test team, but this time it could be in the middle order.

KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja
KL Rahul, Ravindra Jadeja stitched a partnership over 100 runs. (Photo: BCCI/Twitter)

KL Rahul Delighted To Get Runs In Whites

KL Rahul has become an important part of the batting lineup in limited-overs cricket for India but he lost his place in the test squad two years ago and he was delighted to be back in the whites again. He added about the importance of patiently waiting for his turn in tests and he did make full use of it.

“It’s always good to get runs in the white kit. It’s been a while since I’d played a red-ball game, so it was very nice to be out there, and score runs. It’s important to stay patient and wait for my turn. I’ve been working on my game. It’s good to get some time in the middle and score some runs,” Rahul told BCCI.tv.

KL Rahul Scores A Century Against County Select XI In Warm-Up Clash (Photo- BCCI Twitter)
KL Rahul Scores A Century Against County Select XI In Warm-Up Clash (Photo- BCCI Twitter)

KL Rahul notified that he hasn’t had any issues with confidence and self-belief and reckoned that it was about learning from mistakes. He added that he has been enjoying his game and believes he can do the job if provided an opportunity.

KL Rahul, James Anderson
James Anderson castles KL Rahul at Lord’s [Image- Getty’

“I’ve always been confident. I’ve never really worried about confidence. It’s my self-belief that has gotten me so far, but it’s about maintaining a calm head, learning from your mistakes.

“I‘m just enjoying my game. I’ve made mistakes, I’ve learnt from them. I get stronger. Like I said this is a good opportunity again, hopefully fingers crossed I can do the job for the team,” he said.

KL Rahul did struggle in England in the 2018 Test series but he has changed his game a lot after that.