Indian opener Mayank Agarwal played his best Test innings on Friday at Indore. He played a superb knock of 243 runs and looked good enough for a triple ton before getting out to Mehidy Hasan on day two of the first Test against Bangladesh.
This was Agarwal's second double ton in Test matches. He has been on fire since his debut for India. The Karnataka batsman has displayed his potential with the bat and has sealed his place in the squad.
Not only on the field, but Mayank was also spitting fire in the press-conference too. He came up with a hilarious reply when asked about how they relax after playing such memorable knocks?
"On a day like this, what do you do in the evenings in the hotel? Do you go watch the highlights of your innings? Or do you like watching a movie? Or a Netflix show? What do you do? What does Mayank do?," the reporter asked.
In reply, the cricketer said, "Mayank plays PUBG" and the whole room burst into laughter.
Mayank wants to make sure he utilizes his excellent run in Test format as much as possible.
The opening batsman was the key batsman as the hosts took a massive lead in the match. "I think it goes down to understanding that there had been times when I have not got runs. So I must respect the game that I am batting well. When I am doing that I have to make sure that I make it big and put the team in driver's seat or put it in such a position that they cannot lose from there," Agarwal said after the second day's play.
There is fierce competition for the opening spot in Test cricket, and Mayank is aware of it. When asked about how he told that he might always have to score more than say a Prithvi Shaw, the opener responded, "his journey is different from others."
"I don't look at it that way. My journey is not going to be same as someone else's, and I don't like comparing two people's journey because somebody might get chance quickly and somebody might get chance late."
(With PTI Inputs)