Time away helped me reflect on my game: KL Rahul

Vastavam web: Indian batsman KL Rahul would never prefer a forced break but self-introspection during his time off from the game helped him bounce back well from the chat show controversy, he admitted. Rahul has more or less guaranteed his place in India’s World Cup playing XI with a hundred against Bangladesh in the warm up game on Tuesday while batting at the much talked about No. 4 slot.

“The time off from game does give a player opportunity to reflect on himself and it wasn’t any different for me,” Rahul told reporters referring to the time he was provisionally suspended by the BCCI for his loose talk on a TV show.

“I spend some time with friends and family. It was important as I have been on the road for a long time. Given the situation, that’s not how I would have liked to get some time off but anyway I tried to make the best use of it,” said the stylish batsman, whose 108 off 99 balls has virtually ended the debate on No 4 slot. He doesn’t want to dwell on the past and the focus is now back on the game.

“What’s gone is gone and the focus is always on cricket. I am really happy with how I have managed to bounce back. IPL gave me a lot of confidence and really happy that I could carry that confidence here today (Tuesday),” Rahul said.