New Delhi: It was during a drinks break of the Vijay Hazare Trophy match between Tamil Nadu and Karnataka on Monday that KL Rahul got the news of his selection in the Indian Test team for the tour of Australia but he said he was only concerned about winning the ongoing match at that time. (A New Era in Test Cricket)
"We were fielding against Tamil Nadu today (at Secunderabad) when the substitute fielder came at the drinks break to inform me about my selection and also that Robin (Uthappa) and Vinay (Kumar) have been included in the One-Day squad against Sri Lanka. It felt nice as we also won by big margin," soft-spoken Rahul told PTI. (Dhoni to Miss First Test in Australia, Kohli to Lead)
For Rahul, although selection in the Indian team is a big thing, he was not under any extra pressure when he played the Duleep Trophy final in the Capital recently scoring 185 and 130 in the two innings against Central zone.