Gujarat’s left-arm pacer Arzan Nagwaswalla has said that he is surprised and overwhelmed with his selection as a standby player for the upcoming tour of England.
Nagwaswalla, who has impressed one and ball with his ability to move the ball both ways since making his First-Class debut for Gujarat in 2018, is one of the four standby players that will go with the 20-men Indian squad to England for the ICC World Test Championship final and the five-match Test series against England.
Arzan Nagwaswalla has spent time with the likes of Rohit Sharma and his idol Zaheer Khan during his stint with Mumbai Indians as a net bowler but he is yet to meet Indian captain Virat Kohli.
“It was exciting to interact with Rohit Sharma and Zaheer Khan, who’s my idol, during my stint with MI, but I have never met Virat Kohli,” Arzan Nagwaswalla said in an interview with the Times of India.
The left-arm pacer further reckoned that he is excited to go to England as he feels that the conditions out there will suit his style of bowling.
”I’m surprised and overwhelmed with my selection. The conditions in England are ideal for a bowler like me. I’m pretty excited to go there,” said Arzan.
Arzan Nagwaswalla is the first Parsi cricketer to burst on the national scene in a long long time. So, what made him take up cricket as a career option? According to the left-hand pacer, it’s the 2011 World Cup triumph when India lifted the coveted trophy for the second time in their history that fuelled his ambition of one day representing his country.
“It was India’s 2011 World Cup victory which inspired me to take up cricket as a career,” revealed Arzan Nagwaswalla.
Speaking of his overall FC numbers are concerned, Arzan Nagwaswalla has featured in 16 matches in which he has claimed 62 wickets at an average of 22.53 which includes 4 five-wicket-hauls and 1 ten-for.