Interview: Elated Sudip Chatterjee looking forward to India A opportunity

Interview: Elated Sudip Chatterjee looking forward to India A opportunity

Over the moon after his India A call-up for the South Africa tour, Bengal batsman Sudip Chatterjee is hoping to learn a lot under coach Rahul Dravid.

“I cannot express how happy I am. Playing for India is a dream and this is the first stepping stone towards it,” Chatterjee told IANS on Friday.

Rahul sir has always been an inspiration and getting to work with him is great. I am so looking forward to learning from him and fine tuning my batting skills. He is a legend and I don’t want to miss out on this opportunity,” he added.

Dravid is the coach of both the India A and India Under-19 squads.

Chatterjee fared well during Bengal’s Ranji Trophy campaign last season, aggregating 557 runs in seven matches — the second best after skipper Manoj Tiwary’s 643.

The All-India Senior Selection Committee met on Thursday to pick the India A team for the upcoming tour of South Africa to be held over July and August.  West Indies Vs India 2017 2nd ODI – Really Happy For Kuldeep: Virat Kohli

In South Africa, the India A team will play a One-Day tri-series also involving Australia and two four-day matches.

India batsman Karun Nair has been named to captain the India A Test squad while Manish Pandey will be leading the One-Day team.

Chatterjee has been selected for the Test team.

I am preparing well. You need to put in the extra yards when you know how difficult it can get in South Africa. This is my first time abroad so I don’t want to leave any stones unturned,” the 25-year old left-hander said.

Chatterjee added that he will be speaking to former India captain and Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) President Sourav Ganguly before he leaves for South Africa.

I will seek his advice. As I said this is my first tour abroad and since he is around, there is no better person to advice me on the conditions there. I know the pitches will be fast and will have a carry,” Chatterjee said.  Yuvraj, Dhoni Mentoring Indian Team, Says Batting Coach Bangar  Bishan Bedi Slams BCCI For Virat Kohli Anil Kumble Fiasco

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