KL Rahul On The Lessons He Learned During The Pandemic, “Taught To Be Grateful For Life & Career”

KL Rahul has revealed the life lessons he learned while being at home during the pandemic. He also expressed how he felt returning to cricket after 5 months. Read below to know more.

Karnataka cricketer KL Rahul has cemented his place in team India but time and again proving his worth. The wicket-keeping batsman has not only taken the glove responsibility but also has filled the number four position in the Indian batting line up. The 28-year old fiery batsman had an amazing 2019 and indeed was looking forward to spilling the form in 2020. However, cricketing activities got suspended in March 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic.

In a recent interaction, KL Rahul revealed that when he walked into a cricket ground for the first time nearly after five months, he felt overwhelmed. The right-handed batsman also added that he couldn’t help but shed a tear. These tears were of happiness and gratitude owing to be back on the crease after months of being away.

KL said that after months of running on concrete and treadmill when one steps into the ground, they feel like they’re walking on the cloud. He further confessed, “It’s difficult to explain the feeling. I was half in tears, half smiling. In fact, I just couldn’t stop smiling. Just to be able to get out and run on the ground felt so good.”

He further added that there were anxiety and frustration, especially because of having limited resources to maintain fitness. KL also admitted that he was scared and kept having nightmares, he also kept wondering if his skills would remain the same when he returned to play cricket.

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Making a silent confession KL Rahul said that when he went back to play the first session, it was horrible because he was rusty.

Speaking of the lessons he learned while being at home due to the pandemic, KL said that it taught him to be grateful for his life and career.

For the unversed, KL Rahul will be leading the Kings XI Punjab during the Indian Premier League (IPL) 2020. The money-spinning league will be played in the UAE this year due to the rising COVID-19 cases in India. Expressing his feelings about his maiden IPL captaincy call, KL said that to say he is excited will be an understatement.

The top-order Indian batsman also mentioned that he looking forward to working with former India skipper Anil Kumble, who is the head coach of KXIP.

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