new Delhi: Young player Washington Sundar played an important role in India’s victory in Brisbane. Washington scored 62 runs in the first innings in Gaba to keep India in the match and then scored 22 runs in the second innings, including a six over Pat Cummins. Apart from this, he also took four wickets.
The 21-year-old Washington (Washington Sundar) was a top-order specialist batsman in the India Under-19 days but he flourished his off-spin and made it to the Indian T20 squad.
Sundar praised the players
Washington Sundar believes that a young player in the Test team does not need to take inspiration from any outside player because there are many ideal players in the Indian dressing room.
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Washington Sundar said, ‘As a youth, when I want to take inspiration from someone, I get so many ideal players in my dressing room. Players like Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Ajinkya Rahane, R Ashwin are there. These players are always ready to help you.
Sundar praised Ravi Shastri
Young Washington Sundar told how Ravi Shastri’s ‘perseverance and commitment’ given in the dressing room worked as a tonic for those who are ready for any challenge, including in Test matches Inaugurating the innings for India is also included.
Washington told PTI-language from his residence from Chennai, ‘If I ever get a chance to start innings in Test matches from India, it will be a boon for me. I think I will accept it as a challenge in the same way as our coach Ravi Sir did during his playing days.
He said, ‘Ravi sir told us the inspiring things of his playing days. Like how he made his debut as a specialist spinner and took four wickets and batted at number ten in this match against New Zealand ‘.
Washington Sundar said, ‘And from there on how he became a Test opener and how he faced all the top fast bowlers of his time. I would also like to start the innings in Test matches like him ‘.
Smith’s wicket is like a dream for Sundar
Washington Sundar was asked to remain in Australia as a net bowler after the limited overs series ended. This allowed him to bowl heavily on the net with the red ball.
Apart from one Test from India, Washington Sundar, who played 26 T20s and one ODI, said, ‘It definitely helped me because I was asked to be in the team for the Test matches. But that was the strategy of all the coaches including our bowling coach Bharat Arun sir which helped.
He said, “The pitch was not helping on the first day in Brisbane but taking Steve Smith’s wicket as the first Test wicket was like a dream come true”.