After the second ODI loss, KL Rahul wants players to trust their individual game plans

India captain KL Rahul has urged his players to trust their individual game plans while playing as a team following their second ODI loss to South Africa on December 19.
The captain of the South African team, Aiden Markram, won the toss and chose to field first, a decision that proved advantageous as India was restricted to 211 runs. Despite half-centuries from opener Sai Sudharsan and skipper KL Rahul, the Indian batting line-up crumbled under the pace attack led by Nandre Burger, who claimed three wickets.
Speaking after the loss at the post-match presentation, Rahul said that he would have wanted to win the toss as there was some assistance for the bowlers. The Indian skipper also rued the failure to convert the starts he and Sai got during the match.
KL Rahul said, "Probably win the toss. I could have started there. But there was some assistance for the bowlers in the first half. But Sai and I got started, and we could have pounced on the opportunity and scored big to take the total above 250."
He further said, "I guess each individual's game plan varies. You have to trust that when playing as a team. There is no right or wrong in cricket. You try to do the job for the team when playing and give them confidence, which will help them become good cricketers."


Dec 20, 2023 8:32 AM