Despite his omission from the Test squad following his poor run in the purest format of the game, KL Rahul didn’t lose focus and when the opportunity was presented to him, he made an impressive comeback. The right-handed batsman not only scored 84 in the first innings of the ongoing first Test against England but also formed a match-winning partnership of 60 runs with Ravindra Jadeja.
Rahul was selected to play in the middle-order but shin injury to Shubman Gill and concussion of Mayank Agarwal forced the team management to open the innings with KL.
“Look, if anything in the last two years I have learnt, that you be ready to do anything, I have been asked to do different roles, a lot of times and I quite enjoy doing it, so this was another opportunity for me to go out there and challenge myself,” Rahul said during the media conference
After England’s 183, India scored 278. While Rahul scored 84 runs, Ravindra Jadeja accumulated 56 runs. “Obviously, the Test cricket I have played so far, I have opened the batting, so something that I have done now all my life, so it wasn’t something really new. “I have opened for India in the past. So when the opportunity presented itself, I wanted to go out there and grab it and make the most of it,” added Rahul