Kings XI Punjab captain KL Rahul desires his group to attract inspiration for the 2016 marketing campaign of the Royal Challengers Bangalore, who after dropping 5 of their first seven video games within the Indian Premier League, had roared to the ultimate. Rahul, who was a part of RCB that season, finds himself in an identical spot this 12 months along with his facet KXIP standing on the backside of the desk with only one win from seven video games.
In a dialog with RCB skipper Virat Kohli on Wednesday, on Puma India’s official Instagram, Rahul admitted that he retains telling the story of that 2016 journey to his facet in a bid to encourage them to make a comeback.
“Something can occur, I at all times preserve telling the group in regards to the 2016 season with RCB, we had been in an identical place, we needed to win all video games, so bizarre and humorous issues have occurred within the recreation. You simply have to preserve believing in that and preserve telling your gamers that issues can flip round shortly. Kind of, you set it out within the assembly and also you go searching, it is the identical group that was there in 2016. They know what to do to make a comeback, hopefully, we are able to repeat the identical factor right here.” Rahul mentioned.
Rahul additionally revealed the essential lesson that he has learnt from captaining a franchise for the primary time in his profession.
“What I’ve learnt within the first 7 video games is that profitable and dropping is a part of the sport however it’s essential to verify all people remains to be having enjoyable and all people what they’re doing proper. It has been a great studying for me. It has been fairly a curler coaster to this point. I’m simply taking it because it comes and attempting to assist the boys keep in a optimistic way of thinking,” Rahul added.
KXIP will likely be taking up RCB of their subsequent IPL 2020 match, on Thursday.