KL Rahul, India’s elegant opener, says that his approach for the game was greatly influenced by the time he had with AB de Villiers.
While being interviewed with Mumbai Mirror, the 24-year-old Rahul said that travelling and practicing with AB de Villiers was helpful to his “wicketkeeping and batting.” He adds that he got assistance on the manner to approach the game.
KL Rahul got an opportunity to play alongside Virat Kohli and AB de Villiers Royal Challengers Bangalore in IPL. He admits that his rise to become an Indian opener was at greater heights impacted by talking to successful players with hundreds of scores under their names.
Did you know?
Just so you know, Rahul began 2016 as a sideline player but his stellar performance as the Karnataka batsman paved the way for him to become first-choice opener for Team India.
Apart from that, he became a vital player in the RCB squad all the way to the finals.
He says that he always believed in himself that one day he would get to the international level.
Rahul hasn’t yet had many appearances at the international level but his brief stint has depicted him as a player to watch. The Indian opener is of the opinion that he got confidence and self-belief from the IPL experience he earned courtesy of RCB.
In the 2016 IPL, Rahul got 397 runs at a strike rate of 147, Sports Keeda reported.
Via Sports Keeda
What are his future plans?
From January 15th, Rahul will have an opportunity to play in the ODI series against England. He will share the field with Virat Kohli, his RCB teammate and now captain.
All we can say is that the 24-year old is still in his hay days as a player. The Champions Trophy will soon begin later on this year and many players would love to get a spot in the startup line. If the Karnataka batsman continues to showcase stellar performances that he has depicted so far, chances are getting a spot won’t be a tougher job.
However, to achieve that, the stylish player will be required to fix up his injuries trend. He has in the past been off the field as a result of constant injuries.
It is no secret that AB de Villiers is an inspiration to thousands of youngsters. He has incredible cricketing abilities that many players would envy. A batsman such as him on any given team without doubt brings its own set of positive impact.
2016 is a year that Rahul won’t be forgetting any time soon. The Indian opener’s career has skyrocketed and looked more promising than ever. But his exposure was found after taking part in IPL, a world-class tournament.
That basically informs you the importance of such a tournament. It is no secret that IPL is like a breeding ground for young cricketer’s talent by allowing them a chance to learn from the star players.