Indian cricket team’s wicket-keeper batsman KL Rahul said on Wednesday that Mahendra Singh Dhoni showed the way for the wicketkeepers how to perform under different conditions.
Rahul’s remarks came two days before India’s tournament against Australia. India and Australia will play three ODIs, three T20 Internationals and four Test matches from November 27. Dhoni retired from international cricket in August this year.
Rohit Sharma will not play in this series in the team captained by Virat Kohli. Rohit is recovering from injury and is currently rehabbing at the National Cricket Academy. Rahul is also the vice-captain of the team in the absence of Rohit.
Rahul said in a Wednesday press conference, ‘See, no one can replace Mahendra Singh Dhoni, of course, he set an example for wicketkeeper batsmen. He explained how to play his character. I think I can advise the spinners on what length they should bowl on a different wicket. This is the responsibility of wicketkeepers, I have done this in a series against New Zealand, so hopefully I can do it in future also.
Rahul is in very good form at the moment. He played very well for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League. He scored 670 runs in 14 matches. He was the highest run-scorer in the season. He received an Orange Cap.