It's not upto me - KL Rahul opens up on Pant’s selection conundrum after 1st T20I

Garima Kotroo Updated: 25 January, 2020, 1:19 PM IST

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Indian batsman KL Rahul has certainly hogged the spotlight after his back-to-back flabbergasting innings for Team India. The Karnataka star, who slammed 80 runs off just 52 balls in the second ODI against Australia, shone for his side once again in the first T20I against New Zealand. Rahul was among runs for the Men in Blue in the series-opener at Eden Park, Auckland. He played an important knock of 56 runs off 27 balls before losing his wicket to Kiwi spinner Ish Sodhi in the 10th over.

After India won the game by six wickets against the Black Caps, Rahul was asked about Rishabh Pant selection conundrum in a post-match press conference.

"Do you see Pant coming back into the side and playing in this series?" At this Rahul came up with a most suited reply, "It's not up to me, I mean.”

Speaking about his new wicket-keeping role in the Indian squad, Rahul added, “I am honestly loving it, in the international stage it might look that I am new to wicket-keeping, but I have done this role in the domestic cricket. I have done it for my IPL franchise, I enjoy staying behind the stumps.”

The 27-year-old right-hander has successfully managed to replace Rishabh Pant behind the stumps in the ongoing New Zealand series. All because of his impressive show in the three-match ODI series against Aussie.

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