IND vs SL: Washington primed for India bow

The Tamil Nadu all-rounder was drafted in as a last-minute replacement for an injured Kedar Jadhav and feels already part of the Indian set-up in his brief stay.

Washington Sundar (L) was a key player for IPL franchise Pune Super Giant in the 2017 season.   -  AFP

Watching MS Dhoni construct the half century against Sri Lanka was a fine lesson for latest India call-up Washington Sundar. 

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Washington, who replaced an injured Kedar Jadhav said, "I did observe a lot of things. The way Mahi bhai batted was really good. The only batsman who scored was him. He sort of wanted to counter attack their bowling. One or two batsmen with him would have made a difference."

The Tamil Nadu cricketer said he was loving being in the team. “This is my fourth day and I don’t feel I am a new part of the team. I knew a lot of players. Mahi bhai was here and I played with him in the last IPL and they all made me feel as one of their guys. I am really feel good to be the part of this Indian set up."

“For any cricketer playing for India is the ultimate dream. For me to get an opportunity at the age of 18 is a great feeling. I prepared a lot for this result. I think I trust a lot in my preparation and I think it has paid off. All I have to do now is to go there and perform and win the game for my country."

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On his role in the team, the all-rounder said: “I think definitely I need to be ready to bowl my 10 overs of off-spin and contribute with the bat. I want to bat wherever my team wants to bat. That is the kind of batsman I want to be talked about. I should be able to fill in the boots the management is looking. I hope I will be able to do that”

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