Indian opener KL Rahul said that fellow batter, Virat Kohli, is rejuvenated following a break and he hasn’t let the outside noise affect his game in any shape or form.
Ahead of the crucial match against Pakistan, Rahul spoke about the form of Kohli and his hunger to win matches for the team, especially the big ones like the upcoming Asia Cup opener.
“We don’t really give much importance to comments. It doesn’t really affect a player, especially a world-class player like Virat will not be affected by what people are saying on the outside. He has had a little break & he is working on his game,” Rahul said while addressing the media ahead of the opening clash.
“When I was injured & home for 2 months, I was watching him on TV, didn’t feel like he looked out of form. Standards he has set for himself, he hasn’t been able to get that much. I’m sure he’s hungry to win matches for the country. That’s what he has done throughout his career,” he also added.
“And as a player, you can’t run away or shy away from it” – KL Rahul on clash against Pakistan
The previous time India met Pakistan, Babar Azam‘s men completely annihilated their rivals. The pressure will be high on the Indian team this time around but Rahul said it’ll be the same for the Men in Green.
“We can’t run away from the rivalry between the two teams (India vs Pakistan) and the emotion which is there comes out anyway. And as a player, you can’t run away or shy away from it. As a youngster, I always wanted to be part of it.”
“Once you cross the rope, it’s just between bat and ball. You just see the opposition as opposition and you try to be as best as possible. And I am sure it must be the same for the players of either side,” Rahul mentioned.
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