Being part of India team is a life-changing moment: Saini


PTI, Feb 17, 2020, 7:30 PM IST

Wellington: Fast bowler Navdeep Saini said representing India was a life-changing moment for him and he would look to continue his dream of playing at the highest level after getting a maiden Test call-up for the two-match series against New Zealand.

The 27-year-old, who has claimed 18 wickets in the limited-over matches he has played so far, was included in India’s Test squad for the upcoming two-match series against New Zealand.

“I am happy with whatever level I have been able to reach. It’s everyone’s dream to reach this level. It was my dream as well, which has now been fulfilled. I want to carry this further,” Saini told senior pacer Mohammed Shami in a video posted on BCCI.TV.

“When I was selected for the Indian team, it was like a dream come true for me. I started playing at a local level, and then I moved on to Ranji. From there, to become a part of the Indian national team, it was a life-changing moment for me.”

Asked how he is helping the budding cricketers, Saini, who made his India debut during the T20I series against the West Indies last year, said: “I help all the budding cricketers in the academy. I have helped a few kids with cricket equipment, spikes, or financial aid. I have seen how important all of these things are for a young cricketer.”

The first Test against New Zealand begins here on February 21.

Top News

J&K: Special forces men take down five terrorists in hand-to-hand combat

COVID-19: Telangana CM urges PM Modi to extend national lockdown

India’s growth may slip below 3% in FY21 if COVID-19 proliferates: KPMG

India between Stage 2 and 3 of COVID-19 pandemic: Health Ministry

COVID-19 death toll rises to 111, number of cases to 4,281: Health Ministry

COVID-19: Tablighi attendees could face NSA, attempt to murder charges

Blocking of border roads by K’taka violate fundamental rights of citizens: Kerala to SC

Related Articles More

Let people write me off, I am preparing for 2021 Tokyo now: Sushil Kumar

Cummins prioritises T20 World Cup over IPL

Three sports habits that could change after COVID-19

Chahal goes old passion, says chess taught him to be patient on cricket field

He reminded me of Inzamam in his early days: Yuvraj recalls Rohit’s first impression

MUST WATCH

COVID-19: Police at frontline get protective face shield

9 Baje 9 min: People light candles, diyas to honour India’s fight against COVID-19

Covid 19: Cong forms dist-level task committee force

Heart of Gold: Helping the needy get free guidance – Dr. Padmanabha Kamath

COVID-19: 5-year-old donates piggy bank for CMRF

Latest Additions

J&K: Special forces men take down five terrorists in hand-to-hand combat

COVID-19: Telangana CM urges PM Modi to extend national lockdown

India’s growth may slip below 3% in FY21 if COVID-19 proliferates: KPMG

India between Stage 2 and 3 of COVID-19 pandemic: Health Ministry

Milkman arrested for carrying liquor bottles inside milk containers