KL Rahul recollects failing to see MS Dhoni: The Indian batsman recalled an incident when he lost sight of the then Indian captain.
India opening batsman Lokesh Rahul was candid in his conversation during a video posted on BCCI’s website, saying that he failed to see former India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on the field during his debut Test match against Australia at Melbourne back in 2014.
The video was being shot during the Indian trio in Rahul, Dinesh Karthik and Washington Sundar’s breakfast visit to a restaurant in Brisbane. Candidly speaking in the video, the three cricketers seemed to be in awe of the food over there, chiefly the ‘pancakes’.
“It’s a ritual for me to visit this pancake place whenever i am in Brisbane. I indulge myself in my guilty pleasure. The ice-cream will be unhealthy, but it’s okay, we have training later so will burn all the calories”, Rahul was quoted as saying in the video.
Talking about the experience of playing cricket in Australia, Rahul called it an ‘exciting’ experience, predominantly because of the crowd. “The crowd is really against us, they love their cricket, but they will make our lives hard on the ground. That is why cricket in Australia is exciting,” Rahul said.
Sharing the incident which happened between him and Dhoni, Rahul talked about the huge size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground, which caused the confusion.
“When I played my first Test at Melbourne, you know how huge the Melbourne field is, I was standing at deep square leg. Mahi bhai was our captain, he was trying to move him, I couldn’t even see him. In the background you cannot pick it up, it is so far” the 26-year old cricketer recalled.
Watch the full video below:
SPECIAL: What’s in a pancake? @klrahul11, @DineshKarthik & @Sundarwashi5 bond over breakfast
Some lip smacking pancakes, tales from Australia and the perfect “cheat meal” – throwback to the sumptuous time the lads had in Brisbane – by @28anand
— BCCI (@BCCI) November 26, 2018
In the recently concluded three-match T20I series against Australia, Rahul wasn’t in the best of forms, scoring 27 runs in two innings at a paltry strike rate of 84.37. Also a vital member of the Test side, the Indian team management would be hoping for him to stand tall on the expectations in cricket’s ancestral format.
Read some of the latest Twitter reactions on Rahul below:
Since that Manchester hundred, KL Rahul has had a torrid time, particularly in white-ball cricket. Not even sure why. #AusvInd
— Chetan Narula (@chetannarula) November 25, 2018
Indians don’t say “liton das was not out.”say”kl rahul was not out” pic.twitter.com/Co5FWtXZue
— kayem (@kay20em) November 21, 2018
KL Rahul is just testing our patience now. Failing time and again. #AUSvIND
— Krishnadev Roy (@the_krishnadev) November 25, 2018
KL Rahul 😡 is adding pressure on Kohli. Get going KL – close this game for India #AusvInd
— sj (@illuminantsj) November 25, 2018
— Malay kumar (@mformalay) November 25, 2018