KL Rahul provided a candid response to questions about the dropped catches by Indian fielders during the second ODI against Australia, despite India’s comprehensive victory in the match and sealing the three-match series.

While India’s batting and bowling excelled, the fielding performance left much to be desired, with several fielding errors and two dropped catches. KL Rahul, the team’s captain for the match, addressed the fielding challenges during the post-match ceremony.

Rahul commented on the challenging conditions, particularly fielding under lights, and acknowledged the physical demands it places on players. He emphasized that fielding decisions are not made by the players but rather by the team management, and their job is to focus on their individual roles. Rahul expressed confidence that the team would learn from the errors, improve, and be better prepared for future opportunities.

In the match itself, Shreyas Iyer and Shubman Gill played aggressive centuries, establishing a dominant second-wicket partnership of 200 runs that laid the foundation for India’s imposing total of 399-5. KL Rahul contributed 52 runs, and Suryakumar Yadav’s unbeaten 72 added to the team’s formidable score. India’s bowlers then combined to secure a victory in the rain-interrupted match, bowling out Australia for 217 in 28.2 overs. Spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja were the standout performers, each taking three wickets.

These matches serve as preparation for the upcoming World Cup in India, set to begin on October 5.

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