MS Dhoni is a match-winner and we all look up to him: KL Rahul
Rahul also said that he was unable to understand all the criticism that MS Dhoni had to face.
Updated - Dec 21, 2017 2:26 pm
MS Dhoni looked in terrific form yesterday having walked in at No.4 and made his intentions clear from the very second ball that he faced, hitting a boundary down the ground. He scored 39 of just 22 balls and showed everyone that he is still the best. The highlight was his last ball six to take the Indian total to 180. There was a lot of talk about his form, his place in the T20I team and a lot of questions over his selection but Dhoni has answered everyone with the bat.
KL Rahul who batted beautifully also applauded Dhoni for his effort. Making his way back in the team, the opener scored 61 of 48 deliveries but it was with the veteran’s effort that India managed to post a formidable score of 180 in their quota of overs. He was absolutely fantastic behind the stumps as well when he incurred 4 dismissals. Rahul gave a perfect reply to everyone who questioned former Indian captain’s form.
He is still the best
He was quick to tell everyone that everytime he turned on the TV or when he played with him, Dhoni scored runs. He also said that he was unable to understand all the criticism. Rahul added that the former captain is someone they all look up to and is a match-winner.
“I think he is in great shape, he almost killed me as soon as he came into bat. I don’t know what form you are talking about but every time I switch on the TV or every time I have played with him, he always seems to get the runs.
“The last time we were here in Cuttack, he got a massive hundred against England and he has been contributing really well in every game. He is somebody we all look up to, he is somebody who is a match-winner and he will always be one,” said the 25-year-old opener while talking to the reporters in the post-match press conference.
On his comeback
KL made a smashing comeback scoring a half-century. He added 61 off 48 deliveries at a strike rate of 127. He said that you have to do well when you get the opportunity as the competition is extremely high. One has to go out and do his best as it is the only thing you can do to stake your claim.
“Every innings is important and with the kind of competition that is in the team, whatever opportunities you get, you need to go out there and make it count, try to do your best and that’s what I did. I tried to keep things simple and I’m very glad that it came off today,” he stated.