New Delhi. Indian team’s star opener Lokesh Rahul on Tuesday said that India was disappointed with the 2019 World Cup semi-final loss against New Zealand but hoped that the team would use the defeat to motivate them to work extra hard to win the T20 World Cup. will be used as Team India, led by Virat Kohli, will start its campaign in the T20 World Cup with a match against Pakistan on October 24.
“I am very excited and the World Cup is a big event. All the cricketers are ready for it and everyone has trained to play in this tournament. The 2019 World Cup semi-final loss has cost the team,” Rahul said at the clubhouse session organized by Redbull. Very sad and hope we use this as a way to keep ourselves motivated and work extra hard to win the tournament.”
This T20 World Cup was to be held last year but it was postponed due to Corona virus. However, Rahul feels that this has given the teams time to look at their best combination.
“The World Cup was supposed to be held last year but it was postponed and it gave the teams an opportunity to think of the best combination,” Rahul said.
Former captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni is associated with Team India as a mentor for this big event. To this, Rahul said that Dhoni is happy to be back.