The 2014 runners-up began the 2018 season winning five of their first six matches but faltered in the latter stages to finish second bottom in the league stage.
But Rahul, who finished as the competition’s third highest scorer with 659 runs, said former Indian batsman Sehwag played a key role for all the players.
“I did go up to Sehwag and spoke to him at different times. He kept his game very simple and that’s his advice to all the players to go out, trust your gut feeling and enjoy the game with a smile on our face,” he was quoted as saying in the Indian press.
“That’s the kind of freedom he has given to everybody, not just me, be it batsmen or bowlers.”
“And this is the brand of cricket we want to play as a team, not always keeping in mind the result. We want to be fearless and aggressive. In a tournament like the IPL, sometimes it will work and at other times it won’t. But we have to keep going,” the right-hand batsman added.
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