Mumbai. The end of the Cricket World Cup 2019 played in England in the year 2019 was sad for India. In this World Cup, India had topped the league matches. Team India got one defeat only against England during the league matches. Whereas New Zealand defeated India in the first semi-final played at Old Trafford in Manchester. Playing first, Kiwi team scored 239 runs for 8 wickets. In reply, India fell 18 runs behind the win. After this defeat, the journey of Virat Kohli’s Team India ended in the World Cup.
Team India, troubled by players’ injuries, was ahead of all the teams in the league stage in the World Cup. Indian player Shikhar Dhawan got hurt due to which he was out. After this Vijay Shankar was injured, he was also out of the World Cup. Then Rishabh Pant was called. This meant that KL Rahul would bat at number four. But he was promoted and started the innings with Rohit Sharma. This World Cup was good for KL Rahul and he scored 361 runs in 9 matches with one century and two half-centuries.
KL Rahul said worst experience
Team India went on West Indies tour just after the World Cup. Where KL Rahul did not find a place in the playing XI against West Indies. For him it was an experience that he talked about. Rahul told how Chris Gayle got him out of this shock. Talking during an event, he said, I remember playing the World Cup in 2019, after that we went to West Indies to play the series, I did well in the World Cup. But went to West Indies and threw me out. I messaged Chris Gayle. He said come to the pool, I am drinking. KL Rahul said that this was Chris Gayle’s 300th ODI. He was very happy that he had some friends too. I went to the pool, he came and sat beside me. Chris Gayle asked me why are you not playing.
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I told Chris Gayle that you know. I was clearly disappointed. Because I played in the World Cup and am not playing here. Chris Gayle said to me, look, you can always say that you are not playing because of 100 reasons, but it is in your hands whether you play or not, if 70 is not enough for you then make 150, if You are making 150, that is not enough, then make 200, that’s how you need to look at things. If 600 runs is not enough for you in the IPL season, then make 800. Just like you keep scoring 50, 60 in the World Cup, you should convert it and make 100-120 then no one’s power can stop you from playing.