Team India batter KL Rahul has opened up about the criticism regarding his lean patch in the last few months. He also spoke about how he is dealing with the negative during these tough times as a cricketer. The right-handed batter has faced immense backlash on social media for his poor performance in recent times.
During an appearance on ‘The Ranveer Show’, KL Rahul acknowledged the tough time has been going through on the field in the last few months, and the support. He added that there has also been immense negativity regarding his performance. Speaking about his lean patch, and how he is dealing with it, KL Rahul said,
“I know the last few months haven’t been great for me on the field, and the kind of support and the messages that I have gotten tell you that you have done something right in your life, not just as a cricketer but as a person. That’s when you know that you have had a good impact on people.”
“When you are really struggling, when your back is against the wall, and there’s so much hate and negativity that you are getting even during those times. It is just so easy in the modern-day when you see negative comments when you see someone is down, a few people pick on it and all of them want to jump on that train and just make that person (feel) worse than he is already feeling,” he added.
Right now, how do I detach myself from cricket: KL Rahul
KL Rahul suffered a thigh injury during the 2023 Indian Premier League match against Royal Challengers Bangalore. He was ruled out of the tournament following the injury. The veteran cricketer underwent surgery and is currently recovering. Speaking about how he detached himself from cricket during the recovery period, KL Rahul said,
“Someone asked me the other day, ‘What do you like doing apart from cricket?’. It made me think that there’s not much because I haven’t done anything since I was 11 years old, I’ve been playing cricket. I didn’t go to school a lot. I did get through it, but I didn’t attend classes or I didn’t make a lot of friends. Those are the years when you develop other hobbies or habits.”
“I didn’t have time for that, I was only playing cricket. As you grow up, you realize that you look back, and there’s nothing else to fall back on. There’s nothing else for you to do. For me, right now, it’s like, how do I detach myself, also learn a new hobby, or what makes me happy apart from playing cricket and training,” he added.
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