Rajasthan Royals batsman Manan Vohra is disappointed that he did not take advantage of his opportunities in the first leg of the Indian Premier Tournament (IPL), but he plans to use what he learned to enhance his performance when the T20 league returns on September 19.
In the four matches he played before the IPL was banned in May because to many Covid-19 cases inside the bio-bubble, the 28-year-old from Chandigarh could only score 42 runs.
“I was a little frustrated since I didn’t feel I could capitalise on the starts that I got; nonetheless, it means that I learned a lot from those outings and am well equipped for the second leg,” Manan said in a statement released by the company.
Manan, a member of the Under-19 World Cup-winning team, believes the moment has arrived for Rajasthan to reclaim the trophy and that the team has a lot of confidence going into the T20 League.
“We’re all hoping to win the trophy as a team.” “The franchise hasn’t won it in a long time,” Manan, who was hired by RR in 2019, stated.
“…the best part is that everyone in our group believes our squad has the capacity to build a name for itself once more.” So we’re striving for the cup, but we’ll take things one game at a time.”
Manan, like millions of others, wants to play for his nation and has stated that he will use the forthcoming domestic season to make his case to the selectors.
“Every player on the circuit, including myself, has the same dream. I aspire to be a member of the Indian national squad. “I believe the forthcoming domestic season will provide me with another opportunity to be noticed,” said Manan, who has 1054 runs at a strike rate of above 130 in 53 IPL matches.
“I’m currently playing for Chandigarh and will be their captain, so I’m confident in my ability to lead my team to the final rounds of competitions with strong performances, which will aid me in building a case.”
Mayank Markande, Manan’s teammate and friend, is hoping for a repeat of last year’s IPL, which was held in the UAE.
“Our spinners did a fantastic job last year in the UAE, so I believe we’re back to fully leveraging our skills.” He stated, “We feel very confident heading into this phase.”
Mayank was unable to secure a spot in the Royals’ lineup during the first phase, but he stated that he is “glad to wait for his opportunity and recognises that the circumstances in India were not particularly favourable to spinners,” but that his “chance will come.”
“When I initially started playing IPL, I didn’t have much experience,” Mayank stated of his development as a player. But now that I’m playing, I feel like I’ve grown as a player and as a person.
“I think I’m psychologically tougher now, and I know how to handle pressure and bowl in difficult situations,” said the 23-year-old, who took 15 wickets in his first IPL season in 2018.
Mayank, who has only played one T20I for India, stated he “dreams of returning to the Indian team by performing well in the domestic circuit, and then continuously playing for the nation at the top level.”