DURHAM: Talented batsman KL Rahul says he has never let his failures bog him down, instead he emerged stronger from them and is now waiting patiently to get a chance to play Test cricket again for India.
The last time Rahul was seen competing in the whites was in 2019 against the West Indies.
Rahul said he used the time to reflect on his game.
“I got dropped and I had to go back, discuss with coaches, watch a lot of videos and see where I was faltering and try to correct that,” Rahul told bcci.tv after scoring a hundred in a warm-up game.
“I am happy that the time off from Test cricket, like I said, the failures just makes you stronger and makes you more focussed and determined. That is not different for me, so I am really looking forward to the opportunities and try and stay calmer and disciplined,” he said.
“I have made mistakes and I have learned from them. I get stronger and a good opportunity again, hopefully fingers crossed, I can go out there and do the job for the team,” said Rahul
Part of India’s squad for the five-Test series against England, Rahul not only scored a hundred in the drawn three-day warm up game against County XI, he also did duty behind the wickets on Tuesday.
“(It is) always good to get runs in the white kit. It has been a while since I played a red-ball game, so it was very nice to be out and score some runs.
“It is important to stay patient and wait for my turn and I have been working on the game, so it is good to get some time in the middle and score some runs,” Rahul, who scored 101, said.