Enjoying my new role as wicket keeper: KL Rahul

KL Rahul is enjoying his new role as India's wicketkeeper batsman, he said after helping his side register a six-wicket victory over New Zealand in the first T20I  on Friday.Rahul smashed 56 off 27 balls as his 99-run stand with skipper Virat Kohli set up India's remarkable chase after New Zealand posted 203/5 in the opener.

"I enjoy staying behind the stumps and it also gives me a great idea about how the pitch is playing, and I can pass on that message to the bowlers and the captain with field-sets and everything. As a keeper, that's also your responsibility to stay active and pass the message on to your captain as to what lengths are better and what I feel we can do better."

"It is extra work but staying behind the stumps also helps batting," said Rahul, who is in the form of his life.