Asia Cup 2018: KL Rahul regrets losing India’s review in tied match vs Afghanistan

first_imgIndia opener KL Rahul says he regrets losing the review that could have saved the wickets of captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni and a well-set Dinesh karthik in the tied clash against Afghanistan at the ongoing Asia Cup 2018.Dhoni and Karthik were both given out leg-before wicket (LBW) by the on-field umpires but in both cases the ball was missing the stumps by a long way.They couldn’t review the decision as India had lost their review early on in the run chase when Rahul used the Decision Review System (DRS) against his leg-before decision which turned out to be the wrong call.MS Dhoni takes a dig at umpiring howlers after India-Afghanistan tie”Obviously, looking back at it, I felt like I shouldn’t have taken the review but at that time, in the middle, I felt like maybe I was struck outside and I wanted to take that chance,” Rahul told reporters in the post-match press conference on Tuesday.”Sometimes you can sit back here and review the review you took and say maybe you could have left it to the guys at the end but I felt like I could have been struck outside so I took that chance,” the Karnataka batsman said.’The team management has given me a clear idea and plan on what they’re expecting me to do’ – @klrahul11 pic.twitter.com/wV158ZhlgWBCCI (@BCCI) September 26, 2018Also Read – We could have lost, tie not a bad result: MS DhoniRahul said he would be more cautious in future situations. India are already through to the tournament final, which is scheduled for Friday.advertisement”We learn with it. The shot I played, the review that I took, I’ll have to go back and maybe if it happens again I’ll be in a better position to know what to do,” he said.Also Read – MS Dhoni captains India for 200th time in one-day internationalsIndia had been set a target of 253 by a determined Afghanistan, who hung in there to steal a tie, bowling out India for 252 in a thriller.”We can’t take Afghanistan lightly anymore. They are a very competitive one day and T20 side. As a team, you want to be part of such matches where both team compete until the end. Nonetheless we are still happy we played a game like this,” said Rahul.Also read – Captaining India in 200th ODI is all destiny, says MS DhoniIndia were cruising along at 204/4 before a collapse changed the face of the match dramatically but Rahul rejected suggestions that the middle-order has become a cause of concern for the team.”I don’t think (middle order) crumbled. Wicket was getting harder to bat. When the ball starts slowing up and spinning like that, it’s hard for middle order batsmen to come and get runs. I think DK played well with Kedar,” he said.”As opening batsmen when we start like that we back ourselves to finish the game and not to get middle order guys to struggle. I don’t think it’s a concern.”For any middle order batsman, it is difficult to score. You don’t know how many balls you can take. You don’t know how fast is too fast, how slow is too slow. They will learn from their mistakes and they will know how to pace their innings,” he added.(With PTI inputs)last_img read more