‘I have a lot of faith in Mayank Agarwal’ – Gautam Gambhir hails Indian Test opener
"He will not treat bowlers with disdain like Virender Sehwag or a David Warner did but has the clarity of mind of an opening batsman."
Published - Feb 20, 2020 8:01 pm | Updated - Feb 20, 2020 8:01 pm
Prolifically talented players, taking up the role of opening the batting has been a common sight in international cricket. Especially when it comes to opening batsmen, the Indian team has found luck on his side many times. Be it the case of Virender Sehwag and Rohit Sharma, or classical greats like Sunil Gavaskar, there has never been a dearth of talented players in the opening slot of the team.
And, in today’s time, it is Mayank Agarwal who has been grabbing eyeballs with his excellent performances. Since his debut, Mayank has played 9 Test matches for India and has amassed 872 runs, at an average of 67.08 and the highest score of 243 runs.
Gautam Gambhir, who himself was an opening batsman and played over 240 matches for Team India, opened up on his views on Mayank, who has been busy building a name for himself in international cricket for the last couple of years.
In his column for the Times of India, he told what he thought of Mayank’s abilities and future at the highest level of the sport. Gambhir wrote, “I have a lot of faith in Mayank Agarwal. He may not be the most gifted going around but he is certainly the most organized. He will not treat bowlers with disdain like Virender Sehwag or a David Warner did but has the clarity of mind of an opening batsman.”
Gautam Gambhir likes the way Virat Kohli protects himself from outsiders’ assessments
Also talking about how he handled himself during rough patches, he told that it is our reactions to setbacks that define our character. He added that we often start questioning our process of doing things on and off the field. And, it is one such practice that we should refrain from.
Commenting on the way Virat Kohli, his former team India and Delhi teammate has been reacting to all the judgments that the general public, the media and the individuals not associated with the sport he told, that he is liking the way Kohli is protected against these opinions. “Getting into the Test series, I don’t expect overnight changes in the way the outside world reacts to reversals but I am glad that Virat Kohli’s team looks pretty much protected from these assessments,” Gambhir wrote.