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I was killing myself for missing out on 200: KL Rahul

Indian opener KL Rahul became the ninth player in the history of Test cricket to be dismissed on 199 as he missed on his maiden double century against England in Chennai.

Rahul, who has been impressive with his stroke play throughout the day, failed to keep his nerve on 199 as he slashed a wide ball which only went slowly into the hands of Jos Buttler who was fielding at point region.

The player was in shock when he was dismissed on 199 as the dressing room including skipper Virat Kohli was disappointed as well, watching the youngster throw it off before reaching the double hundred.

Post the day’s play, KL Rahul expressed his dissatisfaction as he admitted that he played a horrible shot to be out on 199.

“I haven’t played a lot of matches over the last couple of months, have been injured. Being in and out isn’t easy. Got some runs in Bombay. Once I came here, this pitch was a good one and I wanted to make up. A tough couple of months for me. Few injuries. Missed out the NZ series when I was in good form. Looked good in Bombay, unfortunate to have missed out.”

“I was killing myself for missing out. This (innings) will obviously be on top of the list. Now you understand why your coach tells you that one run can be important. Got to be grateful for the 199 I’ve got. Played a horrible shot and that’s something I’ve to take with me. Have to live with this. Hope to make a double hundred the next time I get the opportunity.” Rahul said.

However, post his dismissal the youngster has revealed of not watching the video of his dismissal as he has not sunk in the fact of getting out yet.

“I haven’t seen the videos. I’ve just been standing under the shower. Takes some time to sink in. I thought I’d easily get there. Have to come back stronger the next time. Going in and out with injuries is never easy. Knowing where my off-stump is, is something that was missing in Vizag. Went back to the basics and spoke with Sanjay Bangar,” he concluded.

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