Team India keeper-batter KL Rahul has opened up on what he and head coach Rahul Dravid have in common. With Rahul keeping wickets in the 2023 World Cup, identical to Dravid's role in the 2003 edition, the right-handed batter reflected that their conversations mostly revolve around how much their backs hurt.
Rahul, who returned during the Asia Cup 2023, played as a specialist keeper in that tournament leading up to the 2023 World Cup on home soil. He was excellent behind the stumps in the showpiece event, affecting the second-most number of dismissals with 17. However, his glovework was sloppy in the final.
When asked by Mayanti Langer about what they have in common during a conversation with Star Sports, Rahul said their conversations are funny:
“Our conversations about wicket-keeping are quite funny. The only thing we talk about is how much your back hurts and how tired you get when you’ve kept for 50 overs and then have to go and bat. It’s mostly been about how to manage your energy and manage your body.
KL Rahul's Test hundred at Centurion goes in vain:
Rahul, who returned to the Test side for the first time since earlier this year, crafted one of the best knocks of his career against the Proteas at Centurion. From 120-6, Rahul's 101 lifted India to a competitive 245.
However, South Africa batted even batter as their top-order batters followed up with more contributions than their Indian counterparts. Dean Elgar's 185 led the way for Proteas' 163-run lead and their fast-bowling unit yet again ran riot to fashion an innings and 32-run win.