New Zealand’s opener, Jeet Rawal took part in an interview recently, where he talked about his recent debacles for the Kiwis. The opening batsman could not perform up to the mark in the Trans-Tasman ICC World Test Championship series between Australia and New Zealand.
The opener did not fare well in the series. Hence, the team management dropped him from the squad for the all-important Boxing Day Test match. In his recent interview, Rawal talked about the same besides shedding some light on Mitchell Starc’s sledging.
It was important to stay in my bubble: Jeet Rawal on sledging
Mitchell Starc and the other Australian bowlers tried to break Jeet’s concentration. However, the Indian-born batsman did not care about it much. Speaking of sledging incidents, he said:
“I don’t get involved in verbal battles because it’s just not my personality. I never judge anybody on the cricket field because they are allowed to do whatever they want to do. For me, it was important to stay in my bubble and play each ball as well as I could. I don’t hold anything against anybody because that’s who they are.”Advertisement
When asked about playing a Test match in Sydney as Kane Williamson’s replacement, he said that he recollected his gully cricket days. Jeet continued:
“When I got to play in Sydney, those 31 runs I scored were the most memorable runs I had ever scored. I was thinking of Kane’s words and was enjoying myself out there. I didn’t think of anything else and played with freedom. It was like a 14-year-old me playing gully cricket in India, hitting the ball with no expectations.”AdvertisementAdvertisement
Thus, Jeet Rawal opened up candidly during a recent interaction with Sportskeeda.