Indian skipper Virat Kohli and the star opening batsman Mayank Agarwal got into a discussion about the critical aspects of batting. Kohli asked a few essential questions on Mayank's innings. The man of the moment explained his innings very neatly to the skipper.
Agarwal smashed his second double hundred in Test after thrashing the Bangladesh bowler on day two of opening Test at Holkar stadium. He scored 243 runs and put the team in a situation where they can't lose. India posted 493/6 before declaring their first innings.
Mindset can make or break a cricketer and Agarwal is aware of it. "In terms of mindset, the fear of failure and letting go of it helped me change a lot. After that, I got hungry for runs. There have been times where I haven't gotten runs. Every time I get set, I try to make it a point to convert into a big score," Agarwal said.
"Put the team in the driver's seat from where we cannot lose becomes key. Knowing that you are batting well and you have got 100, it's on you to take the team ahead," he added.
Kohli told Mayank to bat the way like he is and always keep the team ahead of him which he obviously does. He added the advantage of it and said, keeping the team ahead of themselves helps them perform without pressure.
Mayank talked about the vital role fitness plays in making a cricketer succeed. He further said how Kohli has set a benchmark for his teammates to keep looking after their fitness. In the end, captain Virat said he wants Mayank to score triple hundred in the upcoming matches and not get settled for double tons only.
Here is the video of their chat: