T20 World Cup: KL Rahul hails Virat Kohli for leadership skills, says ‘thanks for setting example’

Indian opening batter KL Rahul praised Virat Kohli for his leadership skills and thanked him for leading by example. He also mentioned Ravi Shastri and Co.contribution in helping the players grow.

Rahul further expressed disappointment after India failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the ongoing ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

India rounded off the Super 12s stage of the showpiece event with a resounding nine-wicket victory over Namibia in Group 2 on Monday.

“Not the ideal World Cup for us, but we learn and grow. Grateful to all our fans for their love and support. Thank you to our coaches for helping us grow as cricketers. A big shout-out to @virat.kohli for being a leader who led by example and for everything you have done for us,” wrote Rahul on Koo.

Coming to the game, spinners Ravindra Jadeja and Ravichandran Ashwin set the foundation, taking three wickets apiece to help prevent Namibia from setting an imposing total on a good wicket.

However, both sides had already failed to make the semi-finals before the action got underway in Dubai, but India finished on a high as half-centuries from Rohit Sharma and KL Rahul helped them chase 133 with ease.

India was left to rue what could have been in the UAE after recording their third win, as two defeats in their opening two games against semi-finalists Pakistan and New Zealand ultimately cost them a place in the last four.