West Indies batsman Roston Chase has revealed the key of success in India and that are –being patient and playing the ball on its merit, which helped him to find his strength, after bringing his home side out of danger and getting into a good position in Hyderabad on Friday (October 12).
In the final and second Test in Hyderabad, Chase’s 106 off 189 balls –fourth Test century helped West Indies to finish off their first innings on a decent note at 311.
Chase told reporters after Day 1 play, “I just took my time more than what I did in the first game. I was in a bit of a rush in the last game where I thought I just went away from my strengths and tried to over-hit the ball. On these fields, that's not necessary. I was working hard with my coaches and as I said in the press conference, it is about believing in the ability and processes. The results would come.”
The right-hander further went on to reveal that playing spin on slow tracks in the Caribbean First-class Cricket helped him to overcome his struggle against the spinners. He added, “I didn't worry about what was happening at the other end and was only looking to focus on my game. If a good ball comes, I just have to put the bat and move on. In the Caribbean in first-class cricket, spinners dominate the bowling and I've come across a lot of spin and turning pitches, so I am accustomed to playing spin bowling. I thought the wickets here would spin a lot more but they are really good.”
Chase signed off by saying, “My process is simple - not to get too ahead of myself. I don't play the ball before it's released. Watch the ball and play as late as possible. We just have to bat as long as possible, go as far as possible. We'll have our discussion tomorrow in the huddle and take it from there.”
(Input: Cricketnext News18)