Mumbai’s young and upcoming star Siddhesh Lad earned an India A call-up for the upcoming Quadrangular tournament featuring the Australia A and South Africa A sides. The quadrangular series, featuring India 'A', Australia 'A', South Africa 'A' and India 'B', begins on 17 August at Vijaywada with the final scheduled on 29 August.
Lad, who made his FC debut for Mumbai in 2013, has become a vital cog in Mumbai’s batting lineup. This will be his first time playing for the India A side and he is keen on picking the brains of India A coach Rahul Dravid during the tourney.
"I will get to learn a lot from him (Rahul Dravid) and I will try to learn as much as possible from him," Lad told PTI. Siddhesh Lad has scored 2,767 runs in 39 first-class matches with six centuries and a best of 150.
"I feel, from the performances I have put in (in domestic cricket), it is a well-deserved opportunity and it is in my hands to grab it. My job is to give 100 per cent and my approach and routine will be the same like I play for Mumbai. I have been doing good for Mumbai. I think I have been rewarded for what I have done," he said.
(with PTI inputs)