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Pressure of replacing legendary keeper like MSD was immense, says KL Rahul

Pressure of replacing legendary keeper like MSD was immense, says KL Rahul

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 27 Apr 2020, 11:17 am

Mumbai/UNI: India batsman KL Rahul admits that pressure of replacing a legendary wicket-keeper like Mahendra Singh Dhoni was immense as fans had great expectations who has now been playing the role of wicket-keeping for India in the limited overs format for some time.

Dhoni retired from Test in 2014 and has not played for India in the limited overs since ODI World Cup in England last year.

"I was nervous when I was doing it for India because of the crowd pressure. If you fumble a ball, people feel that you cannot replace MS Dhoni. The pressure of replacing a legendary wicket-keeper like MSD was immense as it involved people accepting someone else behind the stumps,” Rahul said
on Star Sports show 'Cricket Connected'.

“People who follow cricket know that I haven’t been away from wicket-keeping for too long as I donned the gloves in the IPL and every time I played for Karnataka," he said.

"I am always in touch with wicket-keeping but am also somebody who is more than willing to take up the role if the team needs me to," said Rahul.