It was a hard time for me, says KL Rahul on Koffee with Karan controversy
Rahul now wants to keep his head down and perform for his team.
Updated - Feb 28, 2019 12:33 pm
Failures against England, Windies and then Australia had left KL Rahul and Team India frustrated. Moreover, the Koffee with Karan controversy on which he and Hardik Pandya were accused of making sexist and racist and remarks made the things worse for Rahul. He was suspended pending inquiry and upon lifting the same, was made to play in the India A series against England Lions.
The stint with India A team worked wonders for Rahul as the selectors recalled him for the recently concluded T20I series against Australia. The Indian team management gave him chance at the top of the order by resting Shikhar Dhawan and Rohit Sharma respectively in the two matches. Rahul didn’t disappoint and went on to smash 50 and 47 runs in both the matches.
“It was a hard time no doubt. I mean, as a player, as a person, everyone has to go through difficult times and it was my time to go through that and like I said it gave me time to reflect on my game, on myself. I have always been someone who takes things as it comes,” he said in the post-match press conference.
It has a humbled me
KL Rahul also went on to say that the incident has taught him a lesson and has realised that nothing is more important than playing for the country which is a dream for everyone. The 26-year-old now just wants to keep working hard and play well for the team in the upcoming matches.
“It has humbled me a little bit and you know, respect the opportunity that I have gotten to play for the country. The dream of every kid is to play for the country and I am no different. Just to value where I am, just to keep making opportunities count and put my head down and keep working on my cricket,” the Karnataka player added.