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‘IPL removed feeling of insecurity’

Talking to The Indian Express, Shreevats Goswami, who played a key role in the Indian U19 team's World Cup triumph in Malaysia earlier this year, asserts that the IPL episode is the best thing to the country's young guns.

Two days after young Bengal stumper Shreevats Goswami was named the IPL's under-19 player, the stylish opener is still excited over the achievement.

 

Back home, young Shreevats reckons that the IPL experience has helped him and other wide-eyed youngsters who took part in the Twenty20 tournament to get over big-match "jitters" and the "feelings of insecurity".

 

Speaking to The Indian Express, Shreevats said: "After playing in the IPL, that feeling of insecurity is gone. As a newcomer trying to make a mark on the circuit, you feel a little insecure. But after rubbing shoulders with the greats of international cricket, getting to interact with them, and sharing the same stage, that fear is gone. I am more confident today."

 

Shreevats, who played a key role in the Indian under-19 team's World Cup triumph in Malaysia earlier this year, asserts that the IPL episode is the best thing to have happened to the country's young guns on the psychological front.

 

Making a mark

 

Playing for the beleaguered Bangalore Royal Challengers, Shreevats was played quite late into the tournament, making his first appearance in the team's 11th match. But he made his presence felt almost immediately to Rahul Dravid

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