Former In the opener Virender Sehwag was greatly impressed with the performances of KL Rahul during his Test match at Trent Bridge against England. The opening batsman was undoubtedly India’s best batsman in the match – he scored 84 runs in the first innings, helping the team to take the lead, and then scored a quick 26-run beat to beat India’s chase in the second innings. start.
Virender Sehwag, who testified from Rahul’s interview after the match, pointed out that the right-hander made conscious efforts to improve his game: he was shrewd to leave the good deliveries while paying in the lodges; he also revealed a tweak in his technique compared to the time he was dropped almost a few years ago.
‘There are two types of mindset: you can make a comeback in Rahul Dravid style, where you do not play a shot at all and become extremely defensive, or if you play aggressively in Sehwag style. “Both are difficult, so you have to find your own way that is best for you,” Virender Sehwag said in an interview with Sony Sports.
‘He said very well that the improvement was caused by his shot choice. This is the most important thing: if you are good choice, the performance will definitely happen. Virat Kohli is so consistent because his shot selection is very good. He knows which shots he can play and which not.
‘This is the line I liked the most in the interview with KL Rahul that he used to play too many shots, but in this innings his shot selection was the most impressive. “He only played shots when the ball was shot or was short, or he left or defended the good deliveries,” he added.
He will go forward from here and not back: Virender Sehwag
The former opener reckoned Rahul would only now move forward in his Test career after ironing out the techniques in his technique and growing his mindset. However, the 29-year-old man came to the side on the basis of some fortunes: he replaced Mayank Agarwal, who suffered a concussion two days before the match, and who himself replaced the injured Shubman Gill; Prithvi Shaw is still in quarantine after being flown out of Sri Lanka late.
After seizing the opportunity with both hands, Rahul would hope to continue this form throughout the series.
“Sometimes there are tiny little things you need to pay attention to. So your friend or coach you have been seeing for a long time can tell you better, and it is very necessary. He has now identified it and he will continue from here and not back, “Virender Sehwag added.
The second Test at Lord’s begins Thursday (August 12).