Washington Sundar reveals the fears he had before being contracted in the IPL

Sundar has been in the doldrums of Indian cricket over the last year or so.

MS Dhoni and Washington Sundar
MS Dhoni and Washington Sundar. (Photo Source: Twitter)

With Indian cricket searching for new talent and in the junior levels of cricket, they have successfully found the likes of Washington Sundar who has already made somewhat of a mark. Having played in the Nidahas Trophy in early 2018, he was an instrumental figure as he led the Indian side’s spin attack rather successfully conceding less than six runs an over. Operating mainly with the new ball in the powerplay, Sundar is a new-breed of spinner, a fearless one.

However, as far as his career was concerned, it was not always hunky-dory. Speaking about the same, Sundar opened up stating that he feared a lot about his career outside of cricket. “I honestly did fear a lot about how my life was going to be, how my career was going to be, where am I going to end up in the next five years? I did have a lot of fear.”


Prior to receiving the IPL contract, Sundar just continued to train, “I knew I had a couple of months to myself and I just went to the ground and just trained hard. I used to be there for at least six to seven hours every day.”

The ever-intimidating Warner

As luck would have it, Sundar was eventually awarded an IPL contract with the Rising Pune Supergiant, he encountered the intimidating David Warner, whom he believed would smack him for six after six. He also added that things changed a lot financially for Sundar as well.

“I just wanted to enjoy the moment, and enjoy the crowd and the ground, and bowling to Warner, When I was looking at Warner, I was like, ‘Is he going to try to hit me every ball for six?’”

“It was kind of a turning point in my life… it did change a lot. Financially it did really help a lot, especially my family. And life has been going pretty smooth ever since.”

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