Mayank Agarwal admits he was having a hair cut when he earned his maiden World Cup call for the Indian Cricket team
Life can be full of surprises. And at this moment there will be no other person, but India’s batsman Mayank Agarwal who would completely agree with the aforementioned phrase.
The Karnataka born batsman is more that just happy as he earned his maiden World Cup call as a replacement for the injured Vijay Shankar in the 15-member Indian Cricket Team squad. There are more reasons to be elated, especially when you are met with a sudden surprise as big as a World Cup call, at a point when you had never expected it.
“Was having a hair-cut”- Mayank
In an interaction with the news channel News 18, the 28-year-old admitted that he was having a hair cut when he heard the news of the breaking story.
“I found out the news that I had to join the team when I was having a hair-cut. It’s a great feeling to be part of the Indian team that is playing the World Cup,” Agarwal was quoted as saying in News 18.
The right-hander had earlier, this year itself made his Test debut versus Australia, replacing Prithvi Shaw, who was ruled out due to an ankle injury. He grabbed the opportunity with both hands, scoring 195 runs at an average of 65 with a couple of half-centuries.
— Mayank Agarwal (@mayankcricket) July 5, 2019
Mayank also admitted that he had worked a lot on his strength training post the Indian Premier League (IPL).
“I took about a week, week-and-a-half’s break after the IPL. I made sure that I still practice and train five days a week. We can really use the off-season to train really hard and work on the things that I need to add to my armoury,” he mentioned.
“I worked a lot on my strength training and since I was preparing for the ‘A’ tour of West Indies, closer to that I started to do a lot of power-training and added a lot of running. It’s good to have a little time off when I can on my strength,” he added.