Mumbai. Mayank Agarwal is aware that it will not be easy for him to make a place in the playing XI after the return of Lokesh Rahul and Rohit Sharma. But he benefited greatly from coach Rahul Dravid’s advice to maintain concentration and control the things in his hands. The Indian team has scored 221 runs for 4 wickets at the end of the first day’s play (India vs New zealand 2nd test). Wriddhiman Saha with Mayank is present at the crease after scoring 25 runs.
Mayank Agarwal scored 120 runs under pressure on Friday and is stuck at the crease after the first day’s play. before this test Sunil Gavaskar, Seeing the video of the batting made a slight change in his method, which worked. Mayank said after the day’s play, ‘When I was selected in the playing XI, Rahul bhai (Dravid) spoke to me. He told me to control what is in my hands and do my best by going on the field. They said that He (Rahul Dravid) Told me that when you get a good start, try to convert it into a big innings. I am happy to capitalize on the start I had. But the message from Rahul bhai was very clear that I should make it memorable.
Sad to not play in England
This Bangalore opener regretted that In England (India vs England) Luck did not favor him. He suffered a head injury during the net session on the England tour and then things were not in his hands. He said, ‘It was unfortunate for me that I could not play in England. I was hurt and there was not much I could do about it. I accepted it and continued to work hard and work on my process and game.
asked to work on the back lift
Sunil Gavaskar, during the commentary, talked about how he had advised Agarwal to reduce his back-lift. This opener said that he is trying to implement it. Mayank said, ‘He told me that I should consider keeping the bat a little lower in the beginning of my innings. I hold it a little high. I can’t change it in such a short time. I noticed his shoulder position after watching his video.
Mayank Agarwal said, ‘I think this innings was more about patience and determination. In this it was necessary to be disciplined to stick with the plan. I know I didn’t look good sometimes, but I did my job. Series (India vs New Zealand) is now equal.