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KL Rahul Is Hopeful To Revive His Test Career With England Series
By Aditya Pratap - Jul 28, 2021 6:38 pm
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India’s star batsman KL Rahul is hopeful of reviving his Test career ahead of the five-match Test series against England, scheduled to begin from August 4 in Nottingham’s Trent Bridge. He played his last Test in 2019 against West Indies at Kingston.

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KL Rahul had a poor series in England last time

He played his first red-ball match since then during India’s first warm-up game against County Select XI, where he scored a century to strengthen his case for a spot in the team.

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“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.

“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 added.

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India’s last tour of England, back in 2018, saw Rahul scoring 150 runs in the first nine innings of the tour. However, he ended the tour on high with a sensational effort of 149 runs in the fourth innings of the Oval Test.

KL Rahul scored a century in the Oval Test

“I remember The Oval being the best batting pitch we got in the whole series. At the back of my mind, I also knew it was the last game of the series and I hadn’t done well in the series. So, it was only realistic that I would have probably not gotten a chance in the next series,” said Rahul.

“When I got dropped in 2018, I had to go back and discuss with coaches, watched a lot of videos to see where I was faltering and try to correct that.

“I’m happy, time off from Test cricket has helped. Like they say, failure makes you strong, makes you more focused and determined about the game. It’s no different for me. I’m looking forward to the opportunities, trying to stay a lot calmer and more disciplined,” he admitted.

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