Living a dream

Published : Sep 21, 2013 00:00 IST

If anyone had told V. A. Jagadeesh, a year ago, that he would become India’s highest run-getter in domestic cricket and would play for India ‘A’, he would have laughed it off. He had a modest average in first class cricket, with just two hundreds. Besides, batsmen from Kerala, which is not exactly the nursery of Indian cricket, though it is very much of many other sports, cannot normally afford to have such dreams.

Jagadeesh, though, is living his dream. The 30-year-old Kerala opener had an incredible run in the Ranji Trophy and other domestic tournaments and was recently picked for the ‘A’ series against New Zealand. He scored 91 in the second unofficial Test against a Kiwi attack that comprised international-experienced bowlers, such as Doug Bracewell, Mark Gillespie and Corey Anderson.

“Yes, it would have been lovely if I could score nine more runs and score a hundred on my India debut,” says Jagadeesh. “I played-on a reverse-swinging ball from Bracewell.”

P. K. Ajith Kumar

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