A berth in the Bengal final XI, both at the Ranji and Vijay Hazare Trophy, has been a rarity. “In a way it’s a comeback for me. There weren’t enough opportunities for me after I returned from the ICL. I’m glad I finally have some runs under my belt,” he said from Indore, on Monday evening.
Jhunjhunwala’s 107, though, couldn’t lead Bengal to a crucial first-innings lead inspite of the fact that No. 10 batsman Veer Pratap Singh (30) hung around for a good 151 minutes, with the pair stitching an 83-run partnership for the ninth wicket.
The 29-year-old, however, has no complaints about other batters not being up to their task. “There’s still a fair bit of seam movement in the pitch. So, it isn’t very easy out there in the middle.
“At the same time, the team needed more from me as well. It would have been nicer had I been instrumental in earning Bengal the lead,” Jhunjhunwala said.
A team-man that he is, Jhunjhunwala has no qualms in batting at any position. “You can’t demand much while fighting for a comeback or for that matter, a place in the team. So, wherever the team wants to me to bat, I’m ready to give my best shot,” he made it clear.
Talking about Madhya Pradesh match, where Bengal currently trail by 178 runs, Jhunjhunwala stressed on early wickets — on Tuesday morning — as the only way to brighten his team’s chances for a favourable result.
“We have a chance only on taking early wickets tomorrow (Tuesday) morning,” he signed off.
A comeback for me: JhunjhunwalaThe Telegraph – Tue 27 Nov, 2012 10:16 AM IST
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