I wish to get a longer stint in the Indian team: Manoj
He has been in and out of the team for some time now but Manoj Tiwary is hopeful that his consistent performances in domestic cricket will help him get a longer rope with the Indian team.
“I believe that I will get an opportunity and hopefully, it will be a longer rope I guess,” said Tiwary, whose 151 propelled East into the Duleep Trophy final. Tiwary said he has matured with age as a player and does not throw away his wicket as he had done earlier on. “Earlier, I used to throw away my wicket in the middle phase. But now I am trying to capitalise on whatever form is with me right now.”
“I have become more experienced now and I know my game really well now. I have made a lot of changes in my batting as well with the help of my coach and others who have helped me in my cricket. Earlier I used to be very aggressive, now I have calmed down a bit. I know my game really well better than before.”
Manoj said that now he doesn’t think about what others are thinking. “Earlier, I used to carry lot of baggage with me. I used to think about other people who are watching and that I have to impress them. Things like I have to play on the up, I have to play lofted shot like others. But over a period of time, I have realised what is my game and tried to improve on that.
That helped me a lot. I have become more consistent now. I just go out there, watch the ball and play my game.”
On on Sunday’s knock, the 28-year-old Bengal batsman said that he had to build up the East innings
“I had to build the innings from there because we wanted to see off the first 10 overs because the ball was moving around. I paced my innings really well on Sunday.