BENGALURU: Stylist India batsman K.L. Rahul has recalled the moment when he received his Test cap from former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Rahul spoke about a lot of things, both on and off the field, during a recent Q&A session on Twitter.
During the Q&A session, Rahul was asked about his Test debut and he revealed he wasn't expecting to play a match in the 2014 Border-Gavaskar Trophy against Australia. He was handed over his Test cap by then-skipper Dhoni and Rahul stated it had been a proud moment for him.
His post read: "It was a special and emotional moment for me. I never thought I'd get an opportunity to play in the series and it absolutely was a special feeling to get handed over that cap from MS Dhoni."
Rahul's debut, however, didn't go as per plan as he was dismissed for paltry scores of 3 and 1 at the enduring Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG).
Before COVID-19 abruptly halted all sport, Rahul was given the added responsibility to keep wickets in white-ball cricket also and he stated he has been enjoying the role considerably.
He also stated that keeping wickets to fast-bowler Jasprit Bumrah is really a very tough task. His post read: "Absolutely enjoying wicket-keeping. The toughest bowler to keep to is Jasprit Bumrah."
In normal circumstances, Rahul would currently be playing in the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League but because of coronavirus pandemic, the tournament has been postponed indefinitely by the BCCI.