Really Enjoy My Time Since I Made Test Team - Mayank Agarwal

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Really Enjoy My Time Since I Made The Test Team – Mayank Agarwal 

Really Enjoy My Time Since I Made The Test Team – Mayank Agarwal
Mayank Agarwal. BCCI Twitter.

It has been a merry time for greenhorn Indian opener Mayank Agarwal. The right-hander has done everything right since he has made his Test debut against Australia. The talisman from Karnataka scored his second double century against Bangladesh in the ongoing first Test at Indore.

The right-hander has shown the right technique and he has done a fine job. Agarwal has scored a truckload of runs in the domestic circuit and he has been able to carry the same form at the International arena.

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Mayank Agarwal (Image Credit: BCCI Twitter)

Mayank Agarwal is in the form of his life.

The right-hander scored a fine knock of 243 runs laden with 28 fours and eight sixes. Agarwal added that fear of failure had vanished after 2016 and since then the hunger for the runs has only grown.

Mayank Agarwal said after the second day’s play, “I changed my mindset in 2016. Dropped my fear of failure. After that, I only got hungry and hungry. There have been times when I’ve not got runs, so when the going is good, just thinking of making it big. I really enjoyed the time since I made the Test team. Playing in Melbourne was special, and having contributed to the series win Down Under was a top feeling. That’s the feeling which has stuck with me. It’s the feeling that makes the team go out there and win tournaments. Very important to play the game ball by ball”.

India had lost two early wickets on the second day and Agarwal added that the plan with Ajinkya Rahane was to be cautious. However, both of them went on to dominate Bangladesh bowlers after they got settled. Rahane and Agarwal added 190 runs for the fourth wicket alliance.

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Mayank Agarwal and Ajinkya Rahane. BCCI Twitter.

“Rahane’s a senior pro, so he was guiding me. We had lost two wickets, so the idea was to be cautious, but not too cautious. Once we got a good partnership, it was all about building. I was watching the ball well, so thought ‘why not’ for the big shots. We haven’t spoken about the declaration, but we are in the drivers’ seat.”

India is in a dominating position as they have currently scored 493-6 and they lead by a gargantuan margin of 343 runs. The hosts scored 409 runs on day two as they once again dominated the depleted Bangladesh side.

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