Rajasthan Royals’ (RR) young bowling all-rounder Shreyas Gopal has said that he does harbour ambitions of playing for India and if he can make it, he will be proud of himself. However, he has made it clear that he does not pressurise himself for being in the Indian team and is enjoying the Indian Premier League (IPL) so far.
Shreyas Gopal represents the first winner of the IPL, the Rajasthan Royals. They won the first edition of the most decorated T20 franchise league tournament in the world in the year 2008 but have failed to make an impact since then. Rather, they were alleged in the spot-fixing charges and were banned from participating in the competition for two years.
Shreyas Gopal on Tuesday said he has a dream to play for India someday but is not putting too much pressure on himself by thinking about it all the time.
Shreyas Gopal Reveals His Dream Of Playing For India
Speaking to their newly appointed spin consultant New Zealand leg-spinner Ish Sodhi during ‘The Royals Podcast | Ep 1’, Karnataka leggie Gopal said it is his dream to don India colours but he is ready to work hard and earn his place.
“I do want to play for the country whichever format it is. If I can don India colours, I will be really proud of myself. I don’t put too much pressure on me. I enjoy the IPL. I work hard. But of course, personally I want to play for the country someday,” the 26-year old said.
Major Concerns Still Stand Firm Over IPL 2020 Future
With the coronavirus outbreak bringing the world to a standstill, the 13th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) was postponed from March 29 till at least April 15. India is currently on a 21-day lockdown to combat the deadly virus.
The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) is now looking at the October-November window for the IPL. But the move can only be possible if the ICC decides to postpone the men’s T20 World Cup that is to be held later in the year, according to some sources in the board.
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