'Was disappointed not to make India debut after IPL success'
Hyderabad: Talented batsman Manish Pandey on Tuesday said he was too eagar to play for India and felt disappointed when he couldn't make it to the team after bursting onto the scene with a whirlwind century in the second edition of IPL in 2009.
Pandey had hogged the limelight during the second IPL season when he became the first Indian to score a century in IPL but it was only after six years that he could make his T20I debut for India in 2015 at Zimbabwe. "That was a good start to get a first century back in 2009. I only remember all the good innings I have had after 2014 where I did well again in the domestic circuit. I came back, made by debut for the Indian side in 2015 in Zimbabwe. There was a little bit of a gap in the middle," he said.
"Gap was because I was thinking, after 2009-2010, I would play for India. I had a good first class season also after the IPL. I was too eager to play for India. When that does not happen, sometimes you get disappointed. But, I think I have learnt that this is a part of it," he said.