Indian opener KL Rahul has played a brilliant unbeaten 51 knock which helped the hosts maintain their balance on the fourth morning of the final Test at the HPCA Stadium in Dharamsala on Tuesday.
The 24-year-old right-hander said that he was happy to take a few knocks on his body to see his team as a winner. As we all know that Rahul is naturally an aggressive player, who loved to play his shots and dominate the spinners as Pat Cummins and Josh Hazlewood came out all guns blazing on Today.
Rahul said about his thought process in the middle, “Here I took a few knocks on the body. All I was telling myself take a few hits for the team. I don't know what else was running in my mind.”
The Karnataka batsman further added, “After Pune, I knew I couldn't play my shots, it was a big restriction. I love to play my shots, dominate the spinners, but I had to play a different game. Pretty disappointed I couldn't convert, but right now nothing else matters.”
He displayed his brilliant character with the bat by completing his sixth half century (51 off just 76 balls) of his Test career in Dharamsala as he just waited for the bad deliveries to hit the ball as well it was a well-measured knock from the opener in his Test career.
In the Dharamsala Test, Rahul gave clear signs of his maturity as the opener was happy to run the quick singles and keep the scoreboard ticking.
KL Rahul also heaped praise on his stand-in skipper Ajinkya Rahane, who smashed an unbeaten knock of 38 off just 27 balls which surprised everyone.
The right-hander reveals to Indian broadcasters about Rahane’s plan, “The way Jinks came out and started hitting Cummins for sixes... He just came out and said I am going to dominate.”