ENG vs IND 2018: Discarded Indian pacer Pankaj Singh relives his last England tour

The first Test starts tommorrow at Edgbaston, Birmingham.

Pankaj Singh. (Getty)

Rajasthan pacer Pankaj Singh who was a part of India's Test team which toured England in 2014 has relived his experience of bowling in the English conditions. 

 Pankaj Singh, who was part of India’s Test team, in its last tour to England in 2014, admits that it needs a bit of grit and determination to shine in the cool confines of England. “Playing abroad is always challenging. The conditions are new, but then, if you are maintaining the line and length then things should ease out,” Pankaj tells Sportstar.

The Rajasthan pace ace, who featured in two Tests for India in that tour, was left out of the side after the series. And perhaps that’s why, Pankaj knows the importance of staying grounded and playing to one’s strength. “It is important to forget what you have done in the past. That’s the best approach,” Pankaj added. 

Being a pacer himself, Pankaj did show his concern for the Indian pacers saying "  “Every tour is challenging for a bowler. But one should look at it as a morale booster. The moment you step into Indian cricket circuit, there’s pressure on you. It is easy to get bogged down but then, how about taking it as a positive?” Pankaj reasons. 

India failed to win in England in their last two tours. Pankaj hopes this tour turns out to be a little different. 

(Inputs from SportStar Live)


By Anshuman Roy - 31 Jul, 2018

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