After India winning registering history in the nation down under by becoming the first ever subcontinent nation to win a Test series after 70 long years, debutant Mayank Agarwal was seen lifting the Border Gavaskar Trophy in what was a picturesque and a special moment for the Karnataka born cricketer.
“When we all were going to the victory podium to celebrate our title win Virat Kohli stopped me and said – “you hold the trophy”. It was an incredible feeling. It is really a big moment for a cricketer. I am lucky to have lived that moment,” Agarwal expressed.
India went in with Prithvhi Shaw as their standard opener for the four Tests who was to be partnered along with KL Rahul and Murali Vijay. But an injury to Shaw’s ankle, along with a slump in form faced by Vijay and Rahul, gave way for Mayank Agarwal to be recommended by the slectors.
Agarwal was overwhelmed with the opportunity given to him as he also managed to impress his team with two consecutive half century knocks in the final two Tests which was pivotal for India in stamping authority on Australian soil.
“I wasn’t thinking in terms of pressure. I was just excited to become a part of the Indian side against a big team (Australia). I had a great opportunity and I am happy with my performance,” Mayank told
“Sharing the dressing room with these seniors was a great experience. It was a huge learning curve for me. I wish to continue to serve my country in the future too,” he further added.
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