Not going to give up, says Mayank Agarwal on his international future

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Not going to give up, says Mayank Agarwal on his international future
Not going to give up, says Mayank Agarwal on his international future

Not going to give up, says Mayank Agarwal on his international future

Indian batsman Mayank Agarwal has been focusing on improving his white ball format performance by “opening up four to five areas” after having a dismal run in the Indian Premier League 2022 while leading Punjab Kings.

Three years later, he is still without a T20I cap and has fallen down the batting order in both Tests and ODIs. But the 31-year-old is committed to working hard and returning for Men in Blue.

“In the last four months, I’ve really worked hard on my batting. As you can see, I’ve started sweeping and reverse-sweeping the ball, that too against the fast bowlers,” ESPNcricinfo quoted Agarwal as saying.

“I’ve opened up four-five areas in my game which are paying rich dividends. I am very happy that the hard work I put in is paying off now,” he added.

Not going to give up, says Mayank Agarwal on his international future
Not going to give up, says Mayank Agarwal on his international future

“Getting two hundreds in a T20 tournament like the Maharaja Trophy feels amazing. It feels really nice when the players respond to you the way you want. Obviously runs behind my back really makes me feel good and then I can lead from the front,” said the right-handed batter.

Agarwal scored century off 48 and 58 balls while facing 287 deliveries in the Maharaja T20 Trophy. He has also hit 50 fours and 20 sixes.

“I am somebody who isn’t going to give up,” Agarwal said about his international future.

“I am going to keep chasing it and improve my game with each passing day. And I will be very happy with whatever comes my way, but my aspirations and dreams never die. It’s about going out there, improving and ticking all those boxes,” he added.