Opener KL Rahul shown his batting class after recovering from injury and then from fever in the second Test against Sri Lanka. He made a record by scoring 57 in this match. It was his come back match and he scored 57 runs off 82 balls. He has become the third Indian batsman to score six consecutive half century of Test career. Gundappa Vishwanath and Rahul Dravid had done this before him. After the first day’s play ended, Rahul said, “Whenever I have come back in the game, I have done it very firmly. My appetite for runs has increased further.”
Rahul, after the first day’s play in the Colombo Test, said, “I’ve been hurt many times, which is very unfortunate and disappointing. I have learned to understand the importance of opportunities.” Rahul said, “It has given me confidence. Not only now, even after surgery, support staff, coaches, players were constantly contacting and saying that you will recover soon, the team is missing you. If you are injured then such small things create a lot of difference. ” Rahul was batting well, but unfortunately he was run out. He said that he is learning from his mistakes.