Would love to be India wicketkeeper in next three World Cups, says KL Rahul

Would love to be India wicketkeeper in next three World Cups, says KL Rahul
By: PTI | Sydney |

November 25, 2020 6:54:35 pm





KL Rahul mentioned he would love to hold wickets for India because it helps the crew mixture. (File Photo/BCCI)

India’s white-ball vice-captain KL Rahul on Wednesday mentioned he would be glad to hold wickets in the next three world ICC occasions if given a possibility regardless that the crew administration has not but spoken to him about it.

Rahul has now pipped specialist wicketkeepers Rishabh Pant and Sanju Samson because the no.1 glovesman in the restricted overs format. Three ICC occasions — two back-to-back T20 World Cups adopted by the marquee ODI World Cup — are scheduled in the next three years.

The 28-year-old’s holding does present the crew the choice of getting an additional batsman or bowler.

“It helps the the team combination a little more and it’s something I would love to do…if the opportunity presents itself and I can keep in three World Cups, I would love to do it for my country,” Rahul mentioned in response to a question from PTI forward of the limited-overs collection in opposition to Australia beginning November 27.

Has the crew administration spoken to him about holding in ICC occasions?

“Nothing has been told to me and we are not thinking that far as a team. Obviously World Cups are important and that is a long-term vision for every team and country,” he mentioned.

“I think for me, we are just taking one game at a time. So if I put up consistent performances with bat and gloves, it gives us an option of playing an extra bowler or an extra batter,” mentioned the trendy Karnataka batsman.

In the ODIs, Rahul has been batting at no.5 and has opened in the T20 Internationals, and he admitted that his place in the line-up will rely upon codecs.

“What the team wants from me and what combination sits better,” mentioned Rahul.

“Obviously, the last ODI series (against New Zealand) that we played, I batted at no.5, it’s a role that I have enjoyed and (I am) happy to play whatever role the team gives me.”

Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s holding was in a unique league and the best way he guided spinners went a great distance in India’s white-ball success.

Would he be in a position to chide a Kuldeep Yadav or Yuzvendra Chahal like Dhoni might, if he takes upon an analogous function?

“Look clearly, no one can fill MS Dhoni’s place. He has proven us the best way and the way wicketkeeper-batman function is carried out.

“With Kuldeep, Yuzi and Jaddu, we have a decent friendship and obviously I will go and give them a feedback as to what is a better length if they are doing something wrong and anybody in wicketkeeper’s role will have that responsibility,” he mentioned.

Rahul liked the function of an ODI keeper in opposition to New Zealand and hopes to proceed with the great work.

“I did one series in New Zealand and quite enjoyed it and hopefully I can be better at reading the game and give bowlers and captains some good feedback for the bowlers and the captain.”

Captaining and holding wickets other than opening the batting for KXIP has given him an thought of what he can anticipate in phrases of stress and workload when he dons the India jersey because the vice-captain.

“I did get a bit of little bit of a really feel with the IPL. I had to play an analogous function there. It was difficult, new, obtained used to the function and began having fun with it.

“Yeah, hopefully I’ll proceed the identical over right here. When you might be enjoying for the nation, you could have 11 of the very best expert guys, nice cricket minds all by themselves and an in a position and passionate chief like Virat.

“You look forward to a new responsibility.”

The IPL captaincy, he mentioned, has additionally taught him how to compartmentalise and keep in the second.

“Something, I learnt from the IPL is how to keep in the second. While batting assume as a batter and see how I can win the sport as batter.

“As a keeper, in the last 3-4 seconds, when the bowler is running in, you do not think as a leader. This is important going ahead for me.”

The 14-day quarantine right here as been difficult, Rahul admitted, and he felt loads higher when he obtained collectively along with his teammates for coaching.

“Challenge has been being in the room alone. The time you practice, meet teammates, is the best time in the day. You have fun together. Challenge is mostly when you are back in the room and all alone.”

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