I have come back stronger and hungrier
 Source : NewsBharati  Date : 04-Aug-2017

Colombo, August 4: Indian opener KL Rahul, on Thursday expressed his happiness having scored a blistering half-century in the ongoing 2nd Test against Sri Lanka. The 25-yr old had missed the opening Test due to high fever and had been on a 4-month long hiatus due to a shoulder injury.

"People might say there is a certain part where I can control my body and I can take care of my body but sometimes it just happens. No matter how well I have taken care of my body, I have been injured a few times which is very unfortunate and which is very disappointing. But each time I have come back, I have come back stronger and I have come back hungrier."

 

"I can walk into the team with ease in my head, there is no pressure on me losing my position which is great and the captain and coaches have always given me that support which has played a big role in my small career so far," the opener said further.

"It takes you a couple of games to get back into your groove as an opening batsman, understand where your off-stump is, to understand what pace you have to play at, how many shots are too many shots, how slow is too much slow - there are a lot of things, a lot of doubts in your mind if you keep going out and coming back in. But I have enjoyed the challenge," said Rahul.

Rahul marked his return to the Test side with his sixth consecutive half-century. Rahul who scored his 6th successive half-century (57) and seventh in 8 innings said that he was ecstatic to make a stronger and hungrier return.