Khaleel Ahmed has revealed that stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma was the main source of inspiration for making a successful comeback to the T20I format in the recent New Zealand tour. Ahmed picked up four wickets across the three matches against New Zealand although India lost the series 2-1.
The Indian cricket team, in the absence of Virat Kohli, fell to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Kane Williamson & Co. in the recently concluded three-match T20I series away from home. Despite the disappointing loss, there were many positives to take home for the Rohit Sharma-led team India that also lacked Jasprit Bumrah apart from Kohli.
One of the biggest positives was definitely the revival of young left-arm pacer - Khaleel Ahmed.
Ahmed also admitted that the first match was tough to digest after the hosts’ opening batsmen totally demolished the Indian bowling attack. However, the biggest takeaway for Khaleel after the T20I series against New Zealand was the backing he received from his seniors as he was also handed the responsibility to bowl the death overs.
“After the first
“I think it was a great feeling when they felt I am talented enough to bowl in the death. This team management realizes that youngsters need that confidence. It has been a dream to interact with the likes of Rohit
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