India opener K L Rahul said he needs to quickly adapt to different England conditions in order to consistently contribute with the bat for the national team in the ongoing World Cup. Rahul scored a 92-ball 77, his second half-century of the tournament, and in the process added 180-run opening stand with Rohit Sharma against Bangladesh. The partnership laid the foundation of India’s 314 for 9, a target which proved too much for Bangladesh as they were folded out for 286 in 48 overs. The 28-run win sealed India’s semi-final spot in the World Cup.Also Read - Ishan Kishan or Rishabh Pant? Dinesh Karthik Suggests Virat Kohli-Led Team India Playing 11 at Dubai

“I have learnt in the last couple of years that if I have to perform consistently for the team then I have to adapt according to the wicket,” said Rahul, who has been promoted up the order after Shikhar Dhawan was ruled out of the tournament with a thumb fracture. “In the last few matches, the conditions that we played in, like in Southampton, Manchester and here at Birmingham, wickets were little slow. So I felt it is important to take some time initially and if I get set then I can score runs. Also Read - India Vs Pakistan T20 World Cup 2021: Excited Fans Pour in Best Wishes and Share Hilarious Memes Ahead of Indo-Pak Match Today

“I knew that the firepower was there, so initially I can take a little bit of time, that is my role and so I built my innings accordingly. I am learning with each innings and getting better.” Against Bangladesh, Rohit scored a 92-ball 104 to become only the second cricketer after Kumar Sangakkara to hit a record four hundreds in a single edition of World Cup. And Rahul said only the Indian vice-captain could have played such an innings on that track. Also Read - T20 WC: Brian Lara Reckons it is a World Cup For India to Lose; Backs Virat Kohli & Co to Make Semi-Final

“Wicket was not so good and easy, the way Rohit made it out to be. Obviously, he is in good form and he has already scored four hundreds, so I think somebody like him only could have batted like that on that wicket,” Rahul said on ‘Chahal TV’, a short interactive programme hosted by wrist spinner Yuzvendra Chahal for the BCCI website. “I just needed to play second fiddle and I am happy that our partnership was a 100 plus innings.”