IPL 2020: Here's what KL Rahul is aiming forward to
First Published 14, Sep 2020, 1:04 PM
KL Rahul would be leading the Kings XI Punjab in IPL 2013. This would also be his first assignment as the captain in the tournament.
Kings XI Punjab (KXIP) new skipper KL Rahul has been on a roll ever since the ICC World Cup 2019. While his career has gone through enough ups and downs, ever since his national debut, Rahul seems to be unmoved, as he looks forward to representing the best version of himself, going forward, at all levels.
Speaking to ANI, Rahul said that he does not mind the critics for his performance, and instead takes it in his stride to perform better. "No matter what I am doing. I have always been determined to be the best version of myself, physically and mentally. Shut out the noise. Doubts? Question marks? We all face them, and I am no different. But what matters is how we react to them," he said.
Rahul said that following his temporary drop form the side in January 2019, he caught up with his friend, David Mathias, and hit the nets, where the latter recorded his videos and analysed his batting, besides giving advise on how to improve his technique.
Upon comparison with his 2017-18 season, he said that he worked on his bat swing, which usually went away from his body. Upon doing so, he got better control of the bat, as it is evident with his recent performances, leading him getting a call back to the side, while he also received tremendous acclaim for legendary cricketers.
He also said that he has been working on his fitness to play international cricket, as well as IPL. He has regularly been going through a rigorous training session, labelling it "pain is a luxury". As a result, he has scripted numerous records ever since.