India all-rounder Washington Sundar has made a comeback to the national T20I side for the series against West Indies starting from August 3 in Florida. As the young cricketer looks to make a mark, Sundar is not overthinking about the competition in the squad.

Sundar not thinking about competition

The all-rounder from Tamil Nadu, who made his India debut in 2017, has featured in seven T20Is and one ODI game. The 19-year-old Washington Sundar has been a regular face in the T20I side in recent times will have a chance to take his stake one step further in the upcoming series against West Indies. With Kuldeep Yadav and Yuzvendra Chahal not picked, Sundar is one of the four spinners in the team alongside Ravindra Jadeja, Krunal Pandya, and debutant Rahul Chahar. The T20 World Cup is just round the corner, and the stakes will be high to make a solid claim for a spot.

Washington Sundar. Credit: AFP

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Washington Sundar; however, is not overthinking about the competition. Instead, he is focusing on working hard on his skills and staying in the present moment. Sundar is also confident that his hard work will pay off in the near future.

“It is an amazing opportunity to be playing for India at such a young age. But the moment I think about the competition and start expecting too much, it makes things harder. I just have to focus on the present and work on my skills in practice every day. I put in a lot of hard work and effort in every session. I strongly believe that my hard work is going to pay off going ahead,” Washington said to TOI.

Washington Sundar. Credit: BCCI

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Washington Sundar was at his best in during the Nidahas Trophy in 2018 when India beat Bangladesh in the final to clinch the trophy. Sundar finished as the highest wicket-taker and also bagged the man of the series award. The young cricketer admitted that he has improved a lot in the last few years and has only got better with each passing day.

“There has been a lot to learn in the last couple of years. And the more I play, the more I am going to learn. My execution of skills and game awareness to handle different situations has improved,” he concluded.