Ranji Trophy 2018-19: IPL Auction Kept Too Much Pressure on Me – Jaydev Unadkat
The last couple of years have been a roller-coaster ride for Jaydev Unadkat in his cricketing career. In one season, he was at his brutal best and impressed one and all with his heroics for Rising Pune Supergiant. And then, he struck the downside bar when he was sold for a whopping amount of 11.5 crores to Rajasthan Royals.
However, it wasn’t a great year for the youngster, who failed to repeat his performances of 2017 season. Subsequently, he was also not picked in the Indian team as well. Meanwhile, he makes a strong comeback with a seven-wicket haul in the Ranji Trophy.
My sister helped me – Jaydev Unadkat
The left-handed fast bowler Jaydev Unadkat quoted he is on top of the world after bagging the seven-wicket haul for Saurashtra in Ranji Trophy. Speaking of his performance, Unadkat added he took a boost from his sister’s words.
“My sister told me how she deals with it but also said how she loves her job despite all the pressure. That love is important. It was simple things like that helped me. I realised that the feeling good is most important – that determines your approach and attitude. These things will not last long – I may play for 10 years in all, so it’s important to enjoy the current situation,” he said.
I was taking too much pressure – Jaydev Unadkat
Further, Saurashtra bowler said he took too much pressure after the IPL auction. He feels he has worked on certain things, which didn’t come off well for him.
“I was taking too much pressure on myself. All that auction thing, the big money. I didn’t realize what was happening. The only thing which I manage to do well before the season was to get out of that attitude,” he added.
”I was expecting too much from myself and that is why I couldn’t do my best. You need a clear mindset, you can’t say I will be stand out daily; that pressure makes it difficult. I was not able to do it and got frustrated at times,” Jaydev Unadkar inferred.
However, the return to form is a massive boost for Jaydev Unadkat ahead of IPL 2019. The good performances in Ranji season followed by a good season in IPL 2019 might keep him in contention for ICC World Cup 2019.