Discipline Has Been The Biggest Contributor For Me Performing Away From Home - KL Rahul

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Indian star opener KL Rahul believes the discipline that he has shown in South Africa has been the biggest contributor in him being successful as a Test opener. The year 2021 has been that of redemption for KL Rahul as he has been simply sensational at the top of the order.

There were reports that KL Rahul was touted to be a middle-order option for Team India in England. However, injury to Mayank Agarwal meant that he opened the innings and the rest is history. A hundred and Lord’s and some impressive half-centuries showed that he is back to his best at the top of the order.

KL Rahul after his century in Centurion. Photo- AFP
KL Rahul after his century in Centurion. Photo- AFP

KL Rahul continued his good form in South Africa too, smashing a sensational 122 at Centurion. He believes that there aren’t many changes that he has made to his technique but it is all about how he has adjusted mentally.

Here is what he had to say after being adjudged the Player of the Match in the presentation ceremony: “The grit and determination – really wanted to get my team off to a good start. On a challenging pitch, the opening partnership is crucial. Really happy with my performance.

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“Don’t think I’ve made too many technical changes. It’s about my mindset, how calm and disciplined I am. It’s all coming nicely now. The discipline I’ve shown has been the biggest contribution for me in performing away from home. It’s something I’m proud of (his overseas hundreds).”

Fast bowling unit had shown a lot of heart: KL Rahul

KL Rahul has also hailed the Indian fast bowling unit, particularly Mohammed Shami who completed 200 Test wickets and believes they have been one of the main reasons for Team India’s dominance away from home. He added:

“Kept us on the park a little lesser (Shami). The fast bowling unit had shown a lot of heart, not just today but the last few years. Happy with the way Shami bowled and the way other guys chipped in as well.

“Shami gets the ball to do a little bit extra as Virat said. Very very special coming to SA. This win gives us a lot of confidence. Want to keep getting better as individuals and try to win another Test in a few days time.”

India have taken a 1-0 lead in the series and will back themselves to win their maiden Test series in South Africa with a win in Johannesburg.

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