Mohammed Azharuddeen says Virat Kohli welcomed him within the RCB group simply minutes after the IPL Public sale 2021. The 26-year outdated boy from Kerala rose to fame and have become the speak of the city when he smashed a 100 in India’s extremely aggressive home T20 event, the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy. He was speaking to Sportskeeda in a current interview the place he revealed about his happiness for enjoying within the Virat Kohli-led group.
On 13 January 2021, nobody was anticipating Kerala to win towards the extremely proficient Mumbai group within the Mushtaq Ali Trophy, however Azaharuddeen had completely different plans. After scoring 196 within the first innings, Mumbai was assured moving into to the second innings. Mumbai’s captain Suryakumar Yadav was bagging on the bowling expertise in his group, however the goal of 197 was made to appear like a small pile by the 26-year outdated teenager. He smashed 137* in 54 balls and gained the match for Kerala in simply 15.5 overs. Click on right here for the total scorecard of that Mumbai vs Kerala sport. Watch the highlights of that 137* under:
Whereas speaking concerning the expertise of getting picked on the Public sale 2021, he stated to Sportskeeda, “Two minutes after the public sale, Virat bhai messaged me saying, ‘Welcome to RCB, all one of the best. Virat right here.’ The message made me very emotional. It’s not one thing I might have even dreamt of, that he’d message.” He was extraordinarily completely satisfied to characterize RCB and to work underneath Virat Kohli, his “icon”. It was his “dream” to play alongside the Indian captain. Azharuddeen was picked by the RCB at a cut price worth of 20 lakh rupees, which was his base worth.
The 26-year outdated Keralite is a gap batsman in addition to a pinch-hitter, so it is going to be attention-grabbing to see at what place RCB makes use of him. With gamers like Virat, ABD, Maxwell and others already current within the aspect, choice within the eleven can even be a problem for the teenager.
“I’m a gap batsman. I may give the group a superb begin, and if I get the beginning, I can keep it up as effectively. On the identical time, it’s the group’s wants that matter probably the most. I’ll at all times take a look at the group’s necessities and be versatile as per what the group wants of me,” he added within the ‘Sportskeeda’ interview.
IPL 2021 begins from April 11 2021.