IND vs SA: Bit of Instinct, A Lot of Practice and Hard World over the Years, States KL Rahul on his Performance

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Indian opening batsman KL Rahul talked about his performance in the recent game against South Africa. India and South Africa played their second T20I game on 2nd October, Sunday. India’s top-order batters gave an exceptional performance in the first inning of the match. It was Rahul’s second half-century in the series against South Africa. India prevailed in the game by 16 runs.

“It was the demand of the innings. When you’re batting first, obviously, you want to you give yourself a couple of over, then to assess the condition, see what are the shorts you can play and your talk to your partner, you’ll see.. Sort of giving yourself a target as to this might be a par total on this pitch and you try and try and play according to that,” KL Rahul said in a press conference.

KL Rahul and Rohit Sharma opened the innings with a bang. Rahul made 57 runs off 28 balls and Sharma made 43 runs off 37 balls. Virat Kohli gave his half-century for Suryakumar Yadav. Kohli made 49 runs and Yadav smashed 61 runs off 22 balls.

“We’ve always tried to be more aggressive and take a lot of risks and that was what was needed from me today. And I tried to do that and I think it was, you know, I was happy that it came off today.”

Rahul talked about their goal to try and hit more sixes. The batters performed throughout the innings from the first to the last ball. Dinesh Karthik came to finish and he made 17 runs with seven balls. India gave the target of 238 for South Africa.

“You have to try to hit sixes. You have to get yourself in positions where you can try to hit sixes. And I tried to do that and then react to the ball. And when bowlers and bowling at 145, there’s not much, there’s not much time to see the ball react. You just…it is a bit of instinct and it is a lot of practice and a lot of hard work over the years.”

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