Washington Sundar has spoken about Navdeep Saini who picked up an injury during day 1 of the Brisbane Test. Saini in the second session left the field after he developed a strain. Sundar who made his Test match debut at Brisbane wants Saini to return and bow the first over tomorrow.
The Indian fast bowler immediately went for a scan and the entire team is now awaiting its result. After the conclusion of the opening day, Sundar admitted that he isn’t much aware of Saini’s injury but hopes he makes a comeback and bowls for team India.
Washington Sundar wishes Navdeep Saini comes back tomorrow
“To be honest I have no idea about that but let’s see. I really wish he comes back and bowls the first over tomorrow”, said debutant Washington Sundar.
Sundar on debut did a fine job as he kept a lid on the scoring rate on a pitch that offered nothing for the spinners. Also, he picked the prized scalp of Steve Smith who was setting sights on yet another big one. Talking about his debut, Sundar said it is dream come true to represent India in Test cricket.
Usually tagged as the white ball specialist, Sundar stayed with team India as a net bowler after the T20I series. Due to an injury to Ravindra Jadeja, Sundar was picked in the side for the last Test. Apart from him T. Natarajan also made his Test debut as India opted to play with 4 seamers at Brisbane. Sundar was excited to step on the field today and wanted to pick wickets for his side on day 1 of the decisive Test.
“It’s a big opportunity to represent the country and playing Test cricket is an amazing thing. I was very excited to go there and bowl the first ball and after that, I just wanted to bowl a lot many balls and pick wickets. Yes, there was some nervousness but more than anything it’s an amazing opportunity to represent the country”, said Washington Sundar.
Meanwhile, all eyes will be on Saini tomorrow as the team management will be hoping that he comes on to bowl on day 2. The Test much after the opening day is nicely poised with Australia 271 for 5. Australia skipper Tim Paine remained unbeaten alongside all-rounder Cameron Green.