Having logged solely 22 runs from the primary three T20 World Cup video games, it was Rahul’s alternative to do the star flip with one in every of his higher half-centuries (50 off 32 balls) and a powerful direct throw from the deep that turned a turning level in India’s five-run victory over Bangladesh.
“My feelings have been good. We’re all excited to be out right here and we’ve all regarded ahead to this World Cup for final one 12 months. I’ve all the time tried to remain balanced whether or not I’m doing effectively or not,” Rahul stated when requested about what was his mindset within the final one week when he went by means of a string of poor scores.
“The crew has given me a task and if I’m able to do what crew desires from me, I can sleep peacefully,” the Indian vice-captain advised reporters on the post-match convention.
Essentially the most heartening side for Indian crew over the previous 4 video games has been how completely different people have contributed to the facet’s success.
“This was an essential sport for us. All of us needed to contribute. Immediately it was a chance for me to face up and be counted. Each match, a special individual is placing his hand up and making it depend,” Rahul stated.
Having been made an early exit from the final T20 World Cup, the Indian crew, based on Rahul, labored arduous to arrange themselves for troublesome circumstances.
“Now we have actually labored arduous and ready ourselves for troublesome conditions. In order that when time comes, we are able to execute our plans in these troublesome conditions.”
Speaking about his sensational direct hit from the deep to dismiss the in-form Litton Das, he stated: “All of us practice very arduous on fielding. We work on our throwing and transferring rapidly. The ball got here and I hit the stumps.”
Rahul additionally spoke concerning the high quality time spent with Virat Kohli on the eve of the match throughout an indoor coaching session.
Requested to shed some mild on the type of conversations that he has had with the maestro, Rahul stated: “We spoke about mindset and the way we’ve been coming to Australia for some years to play completely different codecs however wickets this time have been very difficult.
“He (Kohli) has been getting runs and which means he has been doing one thing proper. So I needed to know what are the issues that he’s doing.”
He thanked the teaching workers for holding him in state of mind.
“Sure, there may be certain to be disappointment in case you are not scoring runs however the assist workers has all the time been very useful.”
Rahul was all reward for the little gem of a knock from Litton (60 off 27 balls) however stated that the Indian crew was all the time assured that they’d cross the road.
“Litton performed an distinctive knock and innings like these put strain on opposition groups. He hit the bowlers off good size.”
However he admitted that rain-break did assist.
“Even with out rain break, we knew that after the Powerplay was over, we may put strain on them. We had the arrogance and as soon as the break was over, we have been utterly switched on,” Rahul added.