When celebrating, do you recall KL Rahul covering his ears to “shut out the outside noise”? That appears to be the past already, though. Because on the second morning of the Centurion Test, all he did was jump with delight, give a small fist pump, and lift the bat to the cheering supporters when he reached his eighth Test hundred. Most critically, ears were kept open. Rahul attributed all of the transformation to the time he spent getting to know himself this year. The period he missed playing cricket due to his anxious recuperation from thigh surgery before the World Cup.