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I can mould to the need of the hour: Abhimanyu
Arindam Basu
16th October 2016
When you talk to him he sounds like an obedient student, but once he takes to the field he is a warrior. Meet Abhimanyu Easwaran who begun the domestic season in a whirlwind manner scoring centuries on both the innings against Uttar Pradesh in Jaipur.
While the first innings of 142 was a measured display of controlled aggression, understanding the opposition and keeping the need of the team in mind; the second one of unbeaten 110 was that of a defiant anchor against some ball-talk by Kuldeep Yadav, who threatened to run through the Bengal batting.
Having started his career with Gurudas club in Narkeldanga, this right hand bat moved to club cricket and played with YMCA for five seasons, before signng for Kalighat this season. Talking to CAB Media, a very satisfied Easwaran said: "Its a great feeling to be able to score big runs in back to back innings. More importantly it has helped my team. I can mould myself with the need of the hour, When needed I can bat aggresively, if needed I can drop anchor and yet keep the score moving."
"I have practiced very hard this season. I have had sessions with (VVS) Laxman Sir who has given valuable tips to me and I have changed certain areas of my batting accordingly. But more than that I am more cautious about my strokeplay, more selective with my shots and focussed on my innings," Easwaran said, when asked what changes has he made this season.
He sounded more matured and sorted in his head also. "I always keep the gameplan in my mind. I listen to what the captain and coach says and try to build the innings accordingly. I hope to continue scoring runs. Feels great to be the man of the match in the first game," Easwaran said.
"This is very good news for Bengal. Abhimanyu has been a promising batsman and I wish he continues to score prolifically throughout the season. My heartiest congratulations to him on his success," said Abhishek Dalmiya, Jt. Secretary, CAB.
Coach Sairaj Bahutule was all praise for young Easwaran. "He is a bright young cricketer. I was very happy at the way he held one end and got to his century in the second innings while wickets were falling at the other end. That showed a lot of maturity."
"I really hope and wish he lives up to his potential. It will be a huge plus for Bengal," Bahutule added.