The India limited-overs vice-captain KL Rahul on the tour of Australia said that he would like to keep wicketkeeping in the next three World Cups if given a chance. Rahul said, “My wicketkeeping helps in team composition and I like it too. When given a chance, I would like to keep wicketkeeping in all three World Cups. ‘
KL Rahul is in tremendous form right now, after the New Zealand tour, he also performed well in the recently concluded IPL. Rahul has managed to cement his place in Team India after performing one after the other. He is included in the team as a wicketkeeper batsman because of the wicketkeeping skills. However, his batting order has not been decided yet and he is being used according to the situation. Rahul bats at number five in ODIs and starts the innings in T20.
In the absence of Rohit Sharma on the tour of Australia, there is a doubt about his batting order once again. He is also seen as a partner of Shikhar Dhawan against Australia because of his tremendous game as an opener in IPL 2020. The Indian team will begin their tour with an ODI series from 27 November. In such a situation, Rahul himself has tried to clarify things about his batting order.
Rahul said that his batting order will be decided according to the format of cricket. He said that it depends on what the team wants from me and which team combination will be better. Rahul said, ‘In the last series I had batted at number five and also wicketkeeping. I really like this role but whatever responsibility the team gives me, I will fulfill it.
Asked if the team management had talked to him about this, he said, “Nothing has been said to me and we as a team are not looking forward.” The World Cup is important but there is a long-term strategy for every team and country. ‘
The stylistic batsman from Karnataka said, “I think of one match at a time. If I continue to perform well then we will have the opportunity to field an extra bowler and batsman.
Asked if he would be able to take wicketkeeping from Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal balls like Mahendra Singh Dhoni, he said, “Nobody can replace Dhoni.” He has shown us the way how the wicketkeeper plays the batsman. ”Rahul said,“ I have a good friendship with Kuldeep, Yuji or Jaddu and in case of any mistake I will give him feedback on which length to bowl or any wicketkeeper Will do the same.
Rahul said that captaincy, wicketkeeping and opening innings for Kings XI Punjab gave him experience of how to cope with pressure and this experience would serve as vice-captain for the Indian team. He said, ‘I got to experience it in IPL. It was challenging but now I am used to it and I am enjoying it. Hopefully, that rhythm will be maintained. ‘