The pressure to replace iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni behind the stumps was “immense” as a consequence of excessive expectations from followers says Okay L Rahul, who has been doing the wicket-keeping obligation for India within the restricted overs format for a while now.
Dhoni stop Test cricket in 2014 and has not performed for India within the restricted overs format since final 12 months’s ODI World Cup in England.
Rahul stored the wickets within the restricted overs collection towards Australia in January this 12 months and likewise in the course of the staff’s tour to New Zealand.
“I was nervous when I was doing it for India because of the crowd pressure. If you fumble, people feel that you cannot replace MS Dhoni. The pressure of replacing a legendary wicket-keeper like MSD was immense as it involved people accepting someone else behind the stumps,” Rahul instructed Star sports activities on its present ‘Cricket Connected’.
Rahul, who has performed 32 ODIs and 42 T20Is, mentioned preserving the wickets is not alien to him since he dons the gloves in the course of the Indian Premier League (IPL) and likewise when he performs for his Ranji facet Karnataka.
“People who follow cricket know that I haven’t been away from wicket-keeping for too long as I donned the gloves in the IPL and every time I played for Karnataka,” the 28-year-old mentioned.
“I am always in touch with wicket-keeping but am also somebody who is more than willing to take up the role if the team needs me to,” he harassed.
Dhoni’s profession is a matter of intense hypothesis. Many former gamers feel that it will not be simple for Dhoni to make it to the nationwide squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup, scheduled to be held in Australia.