After the splendid performance by Team India in the Test series against Sri Lanka, in which Captain Virat Kohli led side demolished the hosts by winning all three matches held there over the past one month, teammates Cheteshwar Pujara and KL Rahul later engaged in some friendly banter. In a video posted by BCCI TV, Pujara was seen interviewing Rahul. Both of them spoke about various topics from their skills to Rahul’s injury. The duo also spoke about the atmosphere in the Indian dressing room, the talk there and much more. KL Rahul also spoke about his sessions at the National Cricket Academy (NCA) and also said he sometimes has to face banter from his seniors. Here is how the conversation went on between the two cricketers:
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Pujara: Whenever I visit NCA nowadays, I see only one footprint and that is of KL Rahul. So, tell me about that, bro. Has this transitioned
Rahul: (Laughs) Don’t ask me, Puj. I don’t like going to the NCA for rehab. It’s been a tough time going to NCA. I mean, I enjoy going there for training and for practice, and not for rehab. Unfortunately, I’ve had a lot of injuries on the way and I think I hold you equally responsible for my injuries because you don’t share the short-leg duties with me now. You are abusing the youngster.
Pujara (cuts Rahul off): No, No, No. That is completely a lie. I’m going to interrupt him here. He has improved as a short-leg fielder and is one of the best in the Indian team.
Rahul: I’m still learning and getting better at my short-leg skills but Pujara is the legend of short-leg. Every time he is at that position, he makes wickets happen. The ball just seems to find him, so I’ve been putting pressure on him to be there all day and take the responsibility and take one for the team.
Pujara: One person who will agree with him is Murali Vijay. Both of them have ganged up on me. They say that I’m the best but I feel Rahul has improved a lot.
Rahul: This is clear indication that the senior-junior thing is still happening in the dressing room. The seniors are abusing youngsters like me.