Jaipur. Vice Captain of Indian T20 Team Lokesh Rahul When KL Rahul was asked about the increasing level of air pollution in the city before the first match of the series against New Zealand, he said that we have come here to play cricket. Like Delhi, the air pollution level of Jaipur has also increased after Diwali earlier this month. The Air Quality Index (AQI) of Jaipur was recorded very poor on Saturday while smog (a mixture of haze and smoke) was visible in the city on Monday morning as well.
Rahul has series against new zealand For the first practice session of the Indian team, he said, “Actually, we are not out yet. We have just reached the stadium so I don’t have the answer. I didn’t bring a meter in my hand so I don’t know how bad the pollution level is.” He said, “I am sure it is not so bad. We have all come here to play cricket.” Meanwhile, India took part in the first training session under the guidance of new head coach Rahul Dravid. During this, Rohit Sharma, Dravid’s companions and other support staff were also present.
Rahul excited to play alongside Rohit and Dravid
The team took part in the first practice session after three days of isolation. India has to play three T20 Internationals against New Zealand on Wednesday, Friday and Sunday, after which there will be a two-Test series between the two teams. KL Rahul is excited about playing alongside Rohit Sharma and Rahul Dravid in the series against New Zealand and says head coach Dravid is known for his focus on good ‘team culture’ while Rohit is a skilled strategist.
From the beginning of his career, Rahul followed Dravid’s advice
He said, “I am very fortunate to have known Rahul Dravid for a long time. Right from the beginning of my career, I have understood the game better by following his advice and tried to hone myself in the art of batting. He has helped all of us a lot in Karnataka.” He said, “As a coach, he has been with all the young players. His coming as head coach is an opportunity to learn a lot from him. We all know what a big name he is and what he has done for the country.”
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Regarding Rohit, KL Rahul said, “We have seen him in IPL and his stats say everything. He has a great understanding of the game and is a skilled strategist. That is the reason why he has achieved so much as a captain.”
He said, “He will bring a stay in the dressing room. It will be interesting to know in the next few weeks what are his goals for the team. Decisions in team sports are taken collectively and the job of the leadership group is to ensure that everyone is aware of their role and feels safe in the team.”