Gowtham is one of the six uncovered players selected for India’s whiteball trip of Sri Lanka, consisting of three ODIs and three T-20s matches from July 13th to July 25th.
“You live a dream for Years and now the time has come true and you can’t be more happier, “was Gowthams first Response when PTI is caught up with him.
A consistent performer for an impressive Karnataka side, Gowtham hit die Headlines when die Chennai Super Kings broke the game bank to win his services after an intense bidding war and at the age of 32, the lanky all-rounder has his maiden India call-up.
“Starting off in In my career, I have mimicked Bhajji Paa (Harbhajan Singh) and my teammates would call me Bhajji, “Gowtham recalled during the interaction.
So like Bhajji, did he? also bowl die doosra?
“No, I do not do it bowl doosra but me bowl the carrom ball, “Gowtham, who has 166 first-Class, 70 List A and 42 T20 wicketsanswered.
He has developed the carrom ball watch his best exponent Ravichandran Ashwin?
“I developed it on my own. If you have to play In the highest Level you need develop skills on your own. When I was young I was coached by Erapalli Prasanna, sir also.
“Of course you look up to a legend like Ashwin. I love Ashwin’s mindset and approach die game”Replied the reluctant cricketer.
Like his teammates from Karnataka, who went on to play for India, Gowtham also speaks with much of Clarity, although his answers are short and precise.
At the start with Moeen Ali off during the IPL. by CSK campaign, Gowtham has no look-in but never the pressure of Rs 9.25 crore bid price made it sucks for him.
“I had no pressure in the IPL to go. Absolutely not tournament like IPL, you have to back yourself and don’t worry about die game. you play the game not the price Day, “it was crisp in his reply.
The most valuable advice he got from ‘Captain Cool’ Mahendra Singh Dhoni was: “enjoy his game”, something, that die former India Skipper tells all of its juniors.
“Mahi Bhai had one key Advice. You must be in die Present and enjoy the game. He told me to stick with my natural one game and do it in die Way like me know best. “
Gowtham also feels enriched after being part of it of the senior Indian team set-up during the home series against England earlier year. He was one of the net Bowler at the four-test series.
“Its ever good to bowl to the best in the country and you learn a lot. Obviously it was a great experience Be in The Indian set-up and bowling to quality players. “
At 12 fivewicket tows in first-Class cricket apart from impressive batting Strike rates of 141 plus (50 over) and fast 160 (T20) in the White ball Format, Gowthams rise can also can be attributed fact that he is playing for one of the finest local teams, Karnataka.
“It really helped that I was part of it of a very strong Karnataka unit. It is not just about strength, however also the fact that it’s a very happy unit.
“We all enjoy die Company of the other, die I’ve always searched forward and it’s a privilege, “said Gowtham about die team The in In recent years Manish Pandey, KL Rahul, Karun Nair and Prasidh have had Krishna die national team.
National Cricket Academy director Rahul Dravid is set to travel with the Indian white ball team how it is head coach and have played for India A under The Wall, Gowtham said his job would certainly be made easier by his presence.
“If you’ve played India A you know that how Rahul Sir is like a coach and what he would expect from you as player. So you have a better one chance of prepare well for die Tour if you’ve played under him before. It will be a great Learn experience, “he signed off.
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