India opener KL Rahul said that he was disappointed at being dropped from the Test team two years ago, but he could not blame it for his poor performance.
Rahul hit a scintillating century in the ongoing Lords Test against England on Thursday, but pacer Ollie Robinson walked the Indian opener off the second ball on the second day of the game on Friday.
Rahul beats Rohit Sharma to BCCI. In a video posted on TV, he said, It is very special. Not because I scored a century at Lords. This increases the happiness and enthusiasm even more.
Rahul also said, Test cricket is very close to my heart. It was disappointing to be out of Test cricket. It hurt, but I couldnt blame anyone. I just waited for the chance.
Then the way I got the chance, I think it had to happen. I just enjoyed my batting. Making 100 runs at Lords makes it all the more special.
Let us inform you that the England bowlers, led by veteran fast bowler James Anderson, dashed the plans of India to score a big total in the first innings. Anderson took five wickets for 62 runs while curbing the Indian batsmen, due to which the Indian team was reduced to just 364 runs.
On the second day, the Indian team lost their last seven wickets to add 88 runs. At the same time, by the end of the second days play, England had scored 119 runs for three wickets. Captain Joe Root is playing 48 and Jonny Bairstow scoring six runs.