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KL Rahul's spot in the Indian national team has been uncertain for a few months now. But, the 27-year-old seems to have started finding happiness in his batting rather than worrying about a spot in the side.
Rahul who opened for India in the third T20 International against West Indies following Shikar Dhawan's injury, hit a blazing 91 off 56 balls to lead the team to a 67-run victory.
“I won’t say I don’t feel it (pressure) at all. Obviously, going in and out of the team is never easy on any player, you take a little bit of time to get used to the international pressure and oppositions and there are no opposition where you can just walk in and score runs, so it’s always difficult,” Rahul was quoted as saying by HT.
“You can only hope (for being in the team). For me what’s in my control is to keep putting up these performances whenever I get the opportunity and I am not at that stage where I worry about whether I’ll find myself playing the next tournament or anything (like that). “Whenever I get the opportunity, I want to win games for my team and be out there in the middle and enjoy my batting. That’s the place that I get most happiness right now being in the middle and hitting the ball from the middle of the bat, so whenever that opportunity comes, I’ll like to grab and enjoy it,” he added.
When out of the national team, Rahul says he does everything to stay in good rhythm and good touch. "I can’t really sit outside and not prepare, all I can do is sit outside and prepare and try to create match feel for myself and I did play a lot of first-class cricket, so not a lot changes, it is still T20 cricket."