What an absolute surprise it would be for the Indian youngster Mayank Agarwal, who received the call-up to join the Indian National Cricket Team in ICC World Cup 2019. The flamboyant batsman was asked to travel to England to join the team as the new opener to pair up with Rohit Sharma. Meanwhile, the coach of Mayank, Muralidhar is elated.
On Monday, the International Cricket Council has accepted the request made by the Board of Control for Cricket in India for the replacement of Vijay Shankar. They officially declared that Mayank Agarwal will be joining the Indian National Cricket Team for the upcoming part of the ICC World Cup 2019.
Muralidhar is a former Karnataka Ranji Player, level 3 BCCI coach and also the head coach of Mysuru Warriors in the Karnataka Premier League. Under his coaching, Mayank Agarwal thrived to be the best, which he did with flying colours.
Mayank Agarwal was thrilled – Muralidhar
Speaking of the call-up for Mayank Agarwal, the coach Muralidhar quoted that Mayank Agarwal always dreamt of playing ICC World Cup, which came true for him. Making an ODI debut in the world cup is certainly be a surreal feel, as he would join a very rare list of cricketers making their ODI debut in the world cup.
“(It’s a) Dream come true. He has always dreamt of playing in the World Cup. This is a pleasant surprise. (I am) Very elated. He (Mayank) was thrilled. He was extremely thrilled,” Muralidhar quoted as per Cricket Country.
Well, this could be the blessing in disguise for India. The addition of Mayank Agarwal would help the Team management to get back KL Rahul at number 4 position. Mayank Agarwal got the good record while opening the innings for India A in England conditions.
Mayank Agarwal recently made his Test debut for India in Australia. He impressed one and all with fine fifties. Now, he is all set to make his ODI debut in ICC World Cup event. In domestic 50-over cricket, Mayank Agarwal averages 48.71 from 75 games. And also, he got a strike-rate of 100.72 with 12 centuries and 14 fifties.