Last Update on: December 27th, 2022 at 04:43 pm
Former Chennai Super Kings batter Narayan Jagadeesan praised Ravichandran Ashwin and Dinesh Karthik for helping him improve his game. Jagadeesan was one of the players released by Chennai Super Kings (CSK) and was picked up by Kolkata Knight Riders (KKR) for Rs 90 lakh in the IPL 2023 mini-auction.
The 27-year-old has been in excellent form during the domestic season and was impressive in the recent Vijay Hazare Trophy. The wicketkeeper-batsman scored four centuries in the tournament, and Vijay Hazare scored 830 runs in 8 matches at an average of 138.33. Jagadeesan smashed 277 runs in the tournament, breaking Rohit Sharma’s record for the most runs in an innings in List A cricket.
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There Have Been Very Senior Players In Tamil Nadu – Narayan Jagadeesan
Jagadeesan said that Ashwin and Karthik gave him some very useful insights during their discussions about the game. He said that he is delighted to be a part of the KKR family, that he is sticking to his process, and that he is not fazed after being picked.
“There have been very senior players in Tamil Nadu and I have been fortunate enough to play with almost everyone. R Ashwin and also Dinesh Karthik had been speaking to me a lot and they probably saw the potential in me. I have had a lot of conversations about cricket with them in general, how they prepare and everybody has given me the inputs,” said Jagadeesan.
“To be honest, I’m extremely happy that I’m a part of the KKR family, but at the same time I’m trying to stay in the present. Before the auctions also, my thought process was that if I get picked, well and good, but if not then that’s also not end of the road. So, I’m just sticking on to the process. But, yeah of I get to play the matches, I will be happy,” Jagadeesan added.
Tamil Nadu’s opening batter stated that he is really proud of his Vijay Hazare Trophy performances, adding that he is following a process that has helped him stay in form.
“If I look back at the scores, I’m really proud of it but at the same time, it’s more about how I have been preparing for a particular game. These are the small things that I have been working on. The scores just followed the process. The process is something you do and follow every day. The preparation has to be every day,” he concluded.
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