KL Rahul carrying on positive attitude from his dissapointed South Africa tour
By Sandy - Feb 11, 2018 11:27 am
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India’s talented top-order batsman KL Rahul has not a good start in 2018. In ongoing India’s full tour of South Africa, KL Rahul was selected in Test and T20I squad.

KL Rahul

The three-match T20I series has not started yet, however, India lost the 3-match Test series by 2-1 margin. In that Test series, KL Rahul played last two Test matches but only managed to score 30 runs in his four innings. He scored 10 & 4 runs in the second Test (at Centurion) while his bat provided only 0 & 16 runs in the third Test (at Johannesburg).

However, those disappointment performances failed to put down KL Rahul’s confidence. Rather, he is looking the positive side. He stated, “I’ve always looked at the positive side. When you are playing sport you know you will have more bad days than good days. You need to take things in your stride and try to learn something new and improve every day.”

During the ongoing ODI series, Rahul returned home to participate in the ongoing Vijay Hazare Trophy. Playing for his domestic side Karnataka in the ongoing List A trophy, Rahul again disappointed as he managed to score only 3 and 22 runs. He will play another match before joining the T20I squad in South Africa.

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Rahul said on his Vijay Hazare Trophy performance, “I would have liked to spend more time in the middle. I did get a decent hit in the second match. I will play another match on Sunday and then train for a couple of days before I leave.”

Rahul commented on his recent poor form with the bat. He said, “You learn as you play. Ups and downs are part of your career. This is not exactly a down. I am playing well but not able to convert. I am not able to spend more time in the middle. I will find the answer soon. Maybe it takes just one good innings to get the conversion rate better. It doesn’t have to be a 150 but even a 50 can help me. I’ve been working hard on my fitness and game.”

Rahul also shared his new challenging experiences on the South African surface. He said, “South Africa was a whole new challenge. We expected pace and bounce. I didn’t think there would be so much seam movement. The seam movement with pace and bounce was new. It’s a deadly combination and you don’t want to be an opener when all these things are happening. But it was a good learning experience for me. I know what I need to tweak in my game and where I stand when it comes to my skill.”

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Rahul is looking forward for the upcoming T20I series on the South African soil. With a confident attitude, he said, “I was there for a month and I didn’t do too much in the Test series, so I’m looking forward to going there and getting some runs.”