India's long-term goal is to win the next T20 World Cup: KL Rahul

India’s long-term goal is to win the next T20 World Cup: KL Rahul

India is scheduled to play three T20Is and two Test matches against New Zealand starting from November 17.

KL Rahul
KL Rahul. (Photo by Matthew Lewis-ICC/ICC via Getty Images)

Team India had a dismaying outing in the T20 World Cup 2021. However, the side is all raring to make a strong comeback. The next assignment for the Men in Blue is against the Black Caps wherein Rahul Dravid will start his tenure as the full-time head coach of India. Ahead of the start of the series, KL Rahul has opened on having Dravid in the setup.

India is scheduled to play three T20Is and two Test matches against New Zealand starting from November 17. India’s keeper batter KL Rahul however feels that it is the right time for the side to learn and get better under the watchful eyes of the new head coach. He also recounted that Dravid helped him to arm his talent better in the early phase of his career.

“There will be an added responsibility, but it is something that I have enjoyed doing. The most important thing is to create an atmosphere where people coming in will feel happy. I have known him [Dravid] for a long time. As a youngster, when I tried to understand the game, he was very helpful to all of us back home in Karnataka. To have him with us in the setup is an opportunity for everyone to learn and get better as cricketers; understand the game from his point of view,” KL Rahul said in a virtual press conference.

Rohit has a great understanding of the game: KL Rahul

Virat Kohli was on his last assignment as the T20I skipper of the side in the T20 World Cup 2021. Thus, Rohit Sharma will take over the responsibility of leading the team in the shortest format. Opening up on the same, KL Rahul said that Rohit has a great understanding of the game. He also added that the aim of the team now is to win the World Cup and for that, they will strive to get better as a unit.

“There is nothing new about Rohit being the captain. We have all seen him. He has a great understanding of the game. The long-term goal is the World Cup. We will focus on the process, one series at a time, and try and get better as a unit,” the keeper-batter added.