No one is as crazy as any Indian Cricket fan! Indians breathe cricket, since a very young age. Such an instance was seen when a young boy came to click photos with few team members. The boy clicked photo with Ishan Kishan, and then with the stand in captain KL Rahul.
Rahul has been the captain for India in the ongoing ODI series against Zimbabwe. While practicing before the first ODI at Harare, fans came for snaps with the team. This is a common thing, as they did in the ODI and T-20 series against West Indies.
On Wednesday, while practicing, the young boy came to Rahul for a selfie. After clicking it, the boy was turned back to leave. However Rahul asked him,
“Kal match dekhne aaoge? (Will you come to watch the match tomorrow?”
The boy looked young, more of a teenager. He nodded with a huge grin and said:
“Ayenge! School gaya bhaad mein (Of course! To hell with school).”
However, Rahul was matured enough to ask the boy to attend the class. But the boy was quick enough with a witty reply,
“School mein utna kuch important hai bhi nahi kal (There’s nothing much of importance to do at the school tomorrow).”
However, its quite normal for fans at Harare to be excited. India toured Harare six long years back. Mahendra Singh Dhoni was the captain of India then. Moreover, Rahul was a mere debutant then. Not only that, he scored his debut ton there at Harare only.
Injury hasn’t been too kind to me: Rahul
Rahul made a comeback from injury. It was Shikhar Dhawan who got the captain initially. But as soon as Rahul came back, he got the responsibility in Sharma’s absence. In the pre match conference he said,
“Injuries are part of sport and that part hasn’t been too kind to me, but it’s part of the journey, and you got to take the good and the bad.”
“I have been out for two months, and just to get back to the dressing room and have that chat and laughter around the group, is great. Never tried to be someone I am not.”
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