Selection not in my hand: Harshal on not making World Cup squad

Dubai: Royal Challengers Bangalore pacer Harshal Patel is not losing his sleep over his failure to make the Indian team for the upcoming T20 World Cup, despite a consistent run in the ongoing IPL.
The seamer from Haryana has taken it in his stride.
“I don’t have any regrets at any time. The decisions I have taken in life have been taken as per my best ability at that time. And when it comes to selection, that is completely out of my hand,” he said.
“There is only one goal for me, whichever team I play, be it a club or IPL team, or when I will play for the country or when I play for Haryana—I try to have a positive impact in the game from whichever situation with ball or bat.
“That is my goal and it will remain my goal [as long as] I play cricket,” he stressed.
Harshal, after claiming a match-winning hat-trick in their IPL match against Mumbai Indians, was short of words and said it will take time to sink in.
Glenn Maxwell justified his million-dollar contract with an all-round performance before Harshal took three wickets in three balls to ensure a thumping 54-run victory for RCB here on Sunday.
“This is the first time in my life. I have never taken a hat-trick even in a school game.”
“So, absolutely, I don’t know, it is difficult to explain, but it will take some time to sink in,” Harshal said at the post-match press conference.
He stressed that RCB want to consistently play the brand of cricket that was on display against MI.
“For me personally, I feel good, like I said in the pre-match interview as well, that I have been able to execute my skills pretty well,” quipped the 30-year-old seamer.
“In terms of the team, we are not looking at the points table because, if you look at the points table, then your mind goes away from the process.
“The difficult thing for us was to overcome this inertia of two losses, which we have done in this game and we want to continue this momentum and we want to play this brand of cricket consistently,” he said.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.