Indian opening batsman Mayank Agarwal recalled a special moment from the India tour of Australia 2018 involving former captain Virat Kohli and said that he was lucky that Kohli had handed over the trophy to him after the Test series win.
Mayank made his Test debut in the third match of the 2018 Test series against Australia at the iconic Melbourne Cricket Ground and registered scores of 76 and 42 in his first match. Since then, Mayank has become a vital member of the Indian Test team.
Meanwhile, during an interaction with journalist Boria Majumdar, Mayank Agarwal talked about his debut Test series and said that he had a sleepless night before the match.
“Fantastic memories. I can definitely say it was a sleepless night before. Thinking about what’s going to happen, what’s not going to happen. I think as a player that is the most special feeling. As a player you’re contributing and the team is winning, so there is no better or bigger feeling as a sportsman,” said Agarwal during an interaction on the show Backstage with Boria on YouTube.
He also recalled Kohli handing over him the trophy after the series win.
“I was very lucky that Virat, after receiving the trophy he gave it to me. As tradition goes, he said ‘here it’s for you, you’ve made a debut, you’re going to stand there and lift the trophy’. That memory, the feeling are truly special.”
I would say post debut series, I had a great run in the home season – Mayank Agarwal
The 31-year-old said that he is proud of the performance he delivered post his debut series at home. He added that he would like to score more runs and centuries in overseas games.
“I would say post debut series, I had a great run in the home season, something I’m very happy about. I pat myself for the kind of performance at home but with that said I’ve to be honest with me as a cricketer definitely getting more runs abroad, getting centuries abroad, more match-winning performances abroad would actually make me feel a lot better,” the right-handed batter said.
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