Sad I wasn't in Indore when we became No. 1 in Tests: KL Rahul

Updated: Nov 21, 2016, 13:11 IST | PTI |

Back where he belongs, talented opener recollected the frustrating six weeks that he was out of the Indian team stating that not being a part of the squad at Indore when the team became No 1 Tests left him "heartbroken"

KL Rahul. Pic/PTI
KL Rahul. Pic/PTI

Vizag: Back where he belongs, talented opener KL Rahul recollected the frustrating six weeks that he was out of the Indian team stating that not being a part of the squad at Indore when the team became No 1 Tests left him "heartbroken". "Not being a part of that Test team in Indore where we became the number one Test side was heartbreaking. But those were little things that woke me up every day in the morning.

"I had to work really hard mentally and physically to convince myself that the recovery process will take time but slowly and surely I will be back on the field. And, here I am back in the Indian team," Rahul told bcci.tv today.

Rahul said that the Ranji match against Rajasthan where he scored 76 and 106 gave him enough confidence. "It was important for me to get my confidence up and get into the mindset that if I moved quickly, I am not going to injure myself. That is the challenge that someone who is coming back from injury has; to tell your mind that you are completely fit," he said.

The Mangalore lad made it clear that time with the Indian team has made him an enormously improved player. "I think I have improved enormously over the last couple of years and all the credit goes to the support staff here and all the players I have shared the dressing room with, be it the Indian team or the IPL. I have always looked to learn from players in the dressing room and don't look too far away for motivation," he added.

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