KL Rahul: Nobody can fill MS Dhoni’s place, happy to keep wickets for 3 ICC Events. Team India’s Vice Captain says he can do whatever the team wants him to do. KL Rahul: Nobody can fill MS Dhoni’s place, happy to keep wickets for 3 ICC Events.
Recently elected Team India’s vice-captain, KL Rahul says he would be happy to don gloves for India in the next three ICC tournaments. However, the batsman also mentioned that the management has not told him anything relating to the wicketkeeping role. The next three ICC events are to held in the next three years, ICC T20 World Cup in India 2021 and ICC T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022 while the ICC ODI World Cup 2023.
Rahul also talked about MS Dhoni during the video, he says MS has done good work from behind the wickets. The way he rotates the bowlers especially in the middle is something every wicketkeeper wants to learn. There is a lot to learn from him.
Happy to keep in next three World Cups:
“It helps the team combination a little more and it’s something I would love to do…if the opportunity presents itself and I can keep in three World Cups, I would love to do it for my country,” Rahul said.
“The management has not told me anything and we are not going that far as a team. The ICC Tournaments are huge and that’s the long term vision for every side and country,” he added.
Going ahead with KL Rahul as a wicketkeeper, it gives room to include one more batsman or a bowler as per the need of the team. This is a great advantage to have. That’s probably what each of us wants.
“I think for me, we are just taking one game at a time. So if I put up consistent performances with bat and gloves, it gives us an option of playing an extra bowler or an extra batter,” he added.
The way MS reads the game is very is beyond our imagination. He was in a different league all throughout. He obviously was one of the gems for Indian Cricket. Nobody can ever fill his place.
Nobody can fill MS Dhoni’s place:
“Look obviously, nobody can fill MS Dhoni’s place. He has shown us the way and how wicketkeeper-batsman role is performed,” Rahul said.
“For me, I have a decent friendship with Kuldeep, Jaddu and Chahal. I can go and guide them, what’s the better length and where exactly the ball needs to be pitched. Anybody in this role of wicketkeeping has to take the responsibility to guide the bowlers.”
Rahul played against New Zealand where he kept the wickets. He enjoyed the series by scoring good innings and performing decently behind the wickets. This has been the touring point for Rahul’s career.
“I was given an opportunity to keep wickets against New Zealand and quite enjoyed it. Hopefully, I can do a lot better at analyzing and reading the game and give captains and bowlers valuable feedback,” he said.