India opener KL Rahul has taken over the wicket-conserving obligation seamlessly for Team India and he has now acknowledged that he enjoys conserving wickets on the worldwide stage. Rahul, who performed a pivotal role in India’s complete win within the first T20I towards New Zealand at Eden Park in Auckland on Friday, additionally mentioned that he can hold a shut eye on the sport from behind the stumps and likes this added duty.
“I am honestly loving it, in the international stage it might look that I am new to wicket-keeping, but I have done this role in the domestic cricket. I have done it for my IPL franchise, I enjoy staying behind the stumps,” Rahul mentioned after the primary T20I.
“It gives me a great idea of how the pitch is playing then I can pass on the message to the skipper and bowlers. Wicket-keeping requires you to be pro-active. I am enjoying the responsibility,” he added.
Rahul has been one in all India’s most constant performers in white-ball cricket lately and he additionally spoke about his new-discovered type that has helped India many-a-times in crunch conditions.
“I felt like I was not getting enough game time, I was a part of the team for a long time, but I used to get just a couple of games. As a batsman, you need some time in the middle. I got runs in domestic cricket and that has worked really well for me,” Rahul mentioned.
“In the team meetings, the coaches put up all stats and numbers. We have an idea about what our hitting areas can be as ground dimensions are talked about during team meetings. It is a strange ground for me, however, it is good to be challenged,” he added.
Apart from Rahul, Shreyas Iyer (29-ball 58) too slammed an unbeaten half-century to star in India’s victory and assist the guests go 1-zero up within the 5-match sequence. The second T20I is scheduled to be performed on the similar venue on Sunday.