Ranji Trophy 2018/19: Rajasthan’s Pankaj Singh Joins Puducherry
It seems like the tacticians of Puducherry are making a good enough basement for the state ahead of the 2018/19 season of Ranji Trophy. Though the team is the new entrant to the domestic circuit, they are giving their best in selecting the players. The latest to be signed is Rajasthan’s, Pankaj Singh.
Pankaj Singh has been exceptional for Rajasthan over the years. He led team superlatively to inspire all the youngsters to come through the ranks in their careers. However, he now has shifted his base.
I don’t want to block the way for youngsters – Pankaj Singh
The ex-captain for Rajasthan, Pankaj Singh quoted he doesn’t want to block the way for any newcomers in the side. Speaking on it, the premium fast bowler believes his chances to represent India are bleak.
Furthermore, the fast bowler added he would like to inspire the youngsters by playing for Puducherry. However, it would be interesting to see whether he will be given the captaincy duties or not.
“There are many young bowlers in the State and I did not want to block their way. Now, some of them will get more exposure. To be honest, I know that the chances of playing for India are very bleak now. So, I want to prove my mettle here for a new team. This way, I can even inspire a few youngsters,” Pankaj said to Sportstar Live.
“If things fall in place, I can come back. I would love to retire from Rajasthan. We have played enough cricket together, so it is good to reunite,” Pankaj added to his lines.
Pankaj Singh joins Abhishek Nayar –
Meanwhile, Pankaj Singh joins the all-rounder Abhishek Nayar and the Himachal Pradesh batsman, Paras Dogra for Puducherry. Mumbai’s Abhishek Nayar and Pankaj Singh have got the previous friendship which might fare well for the new entrant.
All in all, Puducherry are doing their best in collecting the strong players from across the domestic circuit.