Having logged solely 22 runs from the primary three T20 World Cup video games, it was Rahul’s alternative to do the star flip with one in every of his higher half-centuries (50 off 32 balls) and an impressive direct throw from the deep that grew to become a turning level in India’s five-run victory over Bangladesh.
“My feelings had been good. We are all excited to be out right here and now we have all appeared ahead to this World Cup for final one 12 months. I’ve all the time tried to remain balanced whether or not I’m doing properly or not,” Rahul mentioned when requested about what was his mindset within the final one week when he went via a string of poor scores.
“The crew has given me a task and if I’m able to do what crew needs from me, I can sleep peacefully,” the Indian vice-captain advised reporters on the post-match convention.
The most heartening side for Indian crew over the previous 4 video games has been how totally different people have contributed to the aspect’s success.
“This was an vital sport for us. We all needed to contribute. Today it was a possibility for me to face up and be counted. Every match, a special particular person is placing his hand up and making it depend,” Rahul mentioned.
Having been made an early exit from the final T20 World Cup, the Indian crew, based on Rahul, labored laborious to arrange themselves for troublesome circumstances.
“We have actually labored laborious and ready ourselves for troublesome conditions. So that when time comes, we are able to execute our plans in these troublesome conditions.”
Talking about his sensational direct hit from the deep to dismiss the in-form Litton Das, he mentioned: “We all practice very laborious on fielding. We work on our throwing and shifting shortly. The ball got here and I hit the stumps.”
Rahul additionally spoke in regards to the high quality time spent with Virat Kohli on the eve of the match throughout an indoor coaching session.
Asked to shed some mild on the sort of conversations that he has had with the maestro, Rahul mentioned: “We spoke about mindset and the way now we have been coming to Australia for some years to play totally different codecs however wickets this time have been very difficult.
“He (Kohli) has been getting runs and which means he has been doing one thing proper. So I needed to know what are the issues that he’s doing.”
He thanked the teaching employees for protecting him in a superb way of thinking.
“Yes, there’s sure to be disappointment if you’re not scoring runs however the assist employees has all the time been very useful.”
Rahul was all reward for the little gem of a knock from Litton (60 off 27 balls) however mentioned that the Indian crew was all the time assured that they’d cross the road.
“Litton performed an distinctive knock and innings like these put strain on opposition groups. He hit the bowlers off good size.”
But he admitted that rain-break did assist.
“Even with out rain break, we knew that when the Powerplay was over, we might put strain on them. We had the arrogance and as soon as the break was over, we had been fully switched on,” Rahul added.