After the failure of three consecutive innings, KL Rahul played an excellent innings of 50 runs in 32 balls against Bangladesh and then got a wonderful run out.
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t20 world cup Like the big responsibility of opening in a big tournament and then three consecutive failed innings in that? Despite such performance, getting a chance again shows the ability. This ability is in KL Rahul and this is the reason why Team India kept faith in him. The result was shown against Bangladesh in Adelaide, where not only did Rahul’s bat strike, but a stunning run-out also turned the match upside down. In such a situation, Rahul must have got some relief. But will they sleep in peace?
India defeated Bangladesh by 5 runs (Duckworth-Lewis rule) in a thrilling match at the Adelaide Oval on Wednesday, 2 November. In this victory of the team, Rahul gave a strong performance. His performance in the first three matches of the tournament was extremely disappointing. Only 22 runs came off his bat. Then got a chance against Bangladesh and Rahul played the best innings of 50 runs in just 32 balls. Then took off the wheels of the Bangladeshi opening pair, who started in a hurry.
When does sleep come?
The team’s victory and his contribution to this success must have obviously eased some of the pressure on Rahul. When asked about his past performance after the match, he said,
I had good intentions. We were all excited to play here and have been preparing for the World Cup for the past one year. Whether I do well or not, I always try to remain calm.
After his excellent performance against Bangladesh, Rahul told when he is able to ‘sleep in peace’. The star opener and Indian vice-captain said, the team has assigned me a role and if the team is able to do what the team wants from me, then I can sleep peacefully.
What did Rahul say on the run out?
Rain stopped the Bangladeshi team, which made a stormy debut with 66 runs in just 7 overs, and it turned the match in India’s favor. Rahul played a big role in this. Regarding the dismissal of Liton Das on a straight throw, Rahul said, “We all have worked hard on our fielding. We also worked on throwing fast. The ball came to me and I carried it fast to the stumps.
work hard for tough situations
India has not won any ICC trophy since 2013. The title of this tournament has remained out of reach of India after becoming champion in the first T20 World Cup in 2007. Then last year India was out early in the T20 World Cup. In such a situation, the team prepared hard to deal with difficult situations. Regarding this, Rahul said, “We really worked hard to prepare ourselves for difficult situations. So when the time comes, we can implement our strategy in difficult situations.