Rahul didn't play the ODI and T20I series against New Zealand.
"I was much more restrictive mentally."
"He had motivated me a lot during the IPL."
"It has been a great journey for me."
The 21-year-old Markande has been in impressive form in the past few months.
India lost that match by just 4 runs after New Zealand posted a mammoth 212 runs.
"I genuinely believed that I could hit a six."
"He discussed where I was going wrong."
The all-rounder's performances in testing conditions must have impressed the team-management.
"He was in great touch, was backing himself."