IPL 2024: Kerala Batter Rohan Kunnummal Undergoes Trial With Delhi Capitals Following Deodhar Trophy Performance

Updated - 23 May 2024, 12:05 PM

Rohan Kunnummal - Delhi Capitals trial
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Kerela batter Rohan Kunnummal impressed one and all with his performance in the Deodhar Trophy. He scored 311 runs at an impressive average of 62.20 representing South Zone in the tournament. He also ended up as the third-highest run-getter.

Only Riyan Parag (354) and Mayank Agarwal (341) scored more than him in the Deodhar Trophy. Rohan scored his runs at an impressive strike rate of 123.90. The right-hander was selected for trials with Delhi Capitals ahead of IPL 2024. He got an invitation for trials at their training camp.

The 25-year-old batter has thanked the likes of Sourav Ganguly, Previm Amre for giving him this opportunity. He is looking to learn a lot from this experience and put it to use to become a better cricketer in the future.

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Delhi Capitals Training Camp Has Been Very Good: Rohan Kunnummal

Delhi Capitals training camp has been very good. Here, I got a chance to interact with Sourav Ganguly sir and Praveen Amre sir. They have been very helpful and helped me with a few technical aspects at nets. Hopefully, this will reflect positively in the coming days in my career,” Rohan told PTI.

He looked back at his good stint in the Deodhar Trophy and especially his century against East Zone in the final. emphasized the importance of maintaining the same level of intensity in every match.

“It was a really good start to the season. I am happy to contribute to the team’s success, especially the way South Zone won the tournament winning all the six matches. Yes, it (final) was a big occasion. I believe each and every match I need to bat with the same intensity, not just in one match,” he said.

He also thanked Mayank Agarwal for sharing valuable inputs with the youngster. He also said that being part of the India A tour to Bangladesh was a learning process for him.

“He (Agarwal) guided me very well, telling me how to watch for each ball and helping me control my thoughts while in the middle” said Rohan.

“Watching Pujara sir and Abhimanyu Easwaran bhai batting was an experience. They are so clear about their game and how they plan their game and prepare for it, there is a lot to learn from them. There was a bit of talking to Pujara sir. But it was more about the mental side of the game as how to build concentration and partnerships etc” he further said on his India A experience.

It will be interesting to see if Delhi Capitals buys him ahead of IPL 2024 after getting him through to the trials.

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