Time to prove that I belong here: Rishi Dhawan
Medium pacer Rishi Dhawan, who bagged four wickets in India A's eight-wicket win over South Africa A, is keen to match his domestic performance in the ongoing tri-series.
Chennai: Medium pacer Rishi Dhawan, who bagged four wickets in India A's eight-wicket win over South Africa A, is keen to match his domestic performance in the ongoing tri-series.
Dhawan took four wickets for 49 runs on a slow wicket at the M A Chidambaram Stadium.
"Variations are important on a slow wicket. I tried to use as many as I variations as I could. Bouncer is a very good option on a slow wicket. You never know the ball will come fast or slow. That is why the pacers including me are trying to bounce out the batsmen," said Dhawan.
What is he aiming to achieve at the India A level?
"I have been doing well in Ranji Trophy. Now that I have got the chance here, I want to prove I can give good performance at this level as well," said the bowling all-rounder, who has taken 192 First-Class wickets in 43 games at an average of 24.72 besides having 1858 runs under his belt.
Talking about India's 10-wicket loss to Australia at the same venue couple of days ago, Dhawan said: "We spoke at length about the mistakes we made against Australia, worked on them for today's game and it worked out well."
He plays for Kings XI Punjab in the Indian Premier League.