When you train with best, you only get better: R Sai Kishore

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Ravisrinivas Sai Kishore’s transition has been gradual — from being the chief architect of Tamil Nadu’s Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy victory, adopted by an IPL contract with Chennai Super Kings and now an opportunity to be a reserve bowler for India’s tour of Sri Lanka.

The wiry framed left arm orthodox spinner’s rise by the ranks has been potential due to his starvation to study and soak in as a lot data as potential like he did throughout his month lengthy stint on the CSK earlier than IPL was suspended as a consequence of COVID-19.

“…Being with CSK has been a big plus, my game has got better. If I have to say correctly, when you practise with the best of the best, you will automatically get better,” Sai Kishore advised PTI after his maiden nationwide call-up albeit as a web bowler.

“The exposure has been great and just by practising with the (CSK) team, I have improved by leaps and bounds. The atmosphere is very important, the management takes good care and that keeps us motivated,” stated 24-year-old Sai Kishore, who has to date scalped 126 victims for Tamil Nadu throughout three codecs with a powerful financial system charge of underneath six runs in T20s.

He feels that his general sport consciousness has obtained higher having spent appreciable time on the CSK nets.

Asked about being underneath the wings of the legendary Mahendra Singh Dhoni at CSK, the TN spinner stated being with him itself is a superb studying.

“Nothing specific….being with skipper (MS Dhoni) itself is a great learning. He says many things as matter of fact but they are gems for us. After coming under his wings at CSK, I have begun to make better use of my abilities. My (game) plans are better. It is a big thing to watch MSD and the others prepare and how they go about it,” Sai Kishore stated.

Being part of any India set-up is a matter of delight and it’s no completely different for Sai Kishore.

“I am very happy to have been picked as net bowler for the tour. I am very much excited and look forward to it. Also, it is a recognition of the hard work and performances in domestic cricket,” he stated.

He realises that call-up is only a first step and the actual onerous work begins now.

“Once I got the call, I think I need to work harder now and the responsibility is greater. Being part of the national squad is a great honour and I can only gain knowledge by being around. I have to be ready when I get the opportunity,” he added.

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