India batter Ok.L. Rahul admitted that he was a bit nervous forward of his comeback recreation in opposition to Pakistan however grew in confidence as soon as he spent a while within the center earlier than occurring to finish a memorable hundred.
In a rain-marred Asia Cup match, Rahul struck an unbeaten 111 after which saved wickets for the whole period in his first match for India since March.
“I’m proud of how the final two video games have gone. I used to be a little bit nervous initially however as I began going through a couple of balls I felt alright,” mentioned Rahul within the post-match press convention on Tuesday evening after India’s 41-run win over Sri Lanka.
Rahul mentioned his sturdy preparations through the rehabilitation interval on the NCA helped him put together for his return.
“I used to be considering that I will probably be within the enjoying 11 and that is how I ready. I used to be assured that I can nonetheless go there and do the job,” mentioned Rahul.
The 31-year-old mentioned he was given a transparent concept about his function within the workforce as a middle-order wicket-keeper batter.
The workforce administration has additionally instructed me that this will probably be my function batting within the middle-order and conserving wickets, mentioned Rahul.
In that context, the Bangalore man mentioned he labored on his wicketkeeping throughout his time on the NCA.
“I’ve been conserving wickets for the final couple of years. So, it isn’t new to me. I believe I began conserving in 2019 when Rishabh (Pant) acquired concussed in opposition to Australia.
Throughout my time on the NCA, I’ve labored on my conserving with the coaches there. Hopefully, I can do each the roles properly,” he added.
Rahul patted Kuldeep Yadav, India’s highest wicket-taker in ODIs this 12 months, for upgrading his abilities and coming again as a greater bowler.
I’m actually having fun with watching him bowling and I can see that he has developed a couple of new tips which can be giving some outcomes to him.
“We preserve speaking between the overs concerning the technique to be adopted to get a batsman out or learn how to preserve a set batsman away from the strike. His rhythm has additionally been good within the final two matches,” mentioned Rahul.
Dunith Wellalage produced a beautiful solo effort for Sri Lanka on Tuesday, taking 5 wickets and scoring an unbeaten 42 off 46 balls to stretch India.
Rahul rated him essentially the most harmful Sri Lankan bowler on that day.
He acquired 5 wickets and acquired the job accomplished for his workforce. He seemed essentially the most harmful bowler from the Sri Lankan assault, Clearly, Asalanka additionally picked up a couple of wickets in a while, mentioned Rahul.