6
Friday
December 2019
6:43 PM IST
News Headlines
Mumbai, Kerala play out 1-1 draw in Hero ISL        Have some thoughts for T20 World Cup, will discuss with Kohli and Shastri: Ganguly        RBI keep repo rate unchanged        Saudi Aramco raises USD 25.6 bn in largest-ever IPO        Iran informs UN about determination to continue Ballistic Missile Program        Next Hearings in Trump Impeachment Process Scheduled on Monday - House Judiciary Committee        Burundi: 38 killed in landslide in Cibitoke        Naidu condemns attack on Unnao rape survivor        1984 riots: Javadekar slams Manmohan Singh, says if Rao was so bad, why did you become FM under him?        The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 returned to Lok Sabha        Govt clueless on how to tackle economic slowdown, FM statement on onion shows their mindset: Chidambaram        Rajya Sabha passes bill to amend SPG Act, Shah rejects charge of political vendetta, Cong stages walkout        Kerala shocked by plight of poor mother, six children        Rupee ends steady ahead of RBI policy outcome        HC asks Ker govt to take control of Church        Not difficult working with Sena compared to BJP: Pawar        India conducts fresh night trial of Prithvi-2 missile        Three directors of PMC Bank arrested        Quinta Brunson to star in HBO Max's single-camera comedy        David Kerr to helm 'Joy To The World'        
Home   | Main News   | Kerala  | National   | International  | Business   | Sports   | Entertainment   | Columns   | Offbeat   | Health   | About Deepika 
Sports News
I could not believe it when I got India cap: Saini
 
Lauderhill: An impressive India debut under his belt, fast bowler Navdeep Saini said he could not believe himself when he was handed the India cap to play in the first T20 International against the West Indies here.

The 26-year-old Saini starred in India's 4-wicket win by taking three wickets for 17 runs on Saturday. He was adjudged man-of-the-match for his impressive bowling display which saw India restrict West Indies to 95 for 9.

India made a heavy weather of the modest run chase before pulling off a 4-wicket win with 2.4 over to spare.

"When I received the India cap (on Saturday morning), I could not believe that today is the day which I was waiting for. I am very happy to make the debut for India," Saini told his senior pace colleague Bhuvneshwar Kumar in an interview posted on BCCI Twitter handle.

Saini got two of his three wickets -- that of Nicholas Puran and Shimron Hetmyer -- in two balls in the fifth over of the West Indies innings. But he could not get a hat-trick as Rovman Powell left alone Saini's next delivery.

Asked what was in his mind while bowling the hat-trick ball, Saini said, "My confidence was low initially as I was having pressure of making the debut. The first wicket released the pressure. Then, when I got the second wicket my confidence increased and I felt like I was playing a normal match.

"When I was to bowl the hat-trick ball, I felt like 'it is something which I have been seeing others do, it is happening to me'. Then, I was focussing on how to take the wicket," said the Haryana-born Saini who plays for Delhi in domestic circuit.

Saini's third wicket -- that of Kieron Pollard (LBW) in the final over of West Indies innings -- came from a review on the insistence of wicketkeeper Rishabh Pant after the umpire said not out.

Asked about it, he said, "I thought it was not out and on appeal the umpire also said not out. But Virat paji took the review, he said 'there is a review left for us and why waste it, you never know it may be out also'.

"I was not sure whether I will get that wicket. But I was so happy when Pollard was adjudged out after the review."

Asked about the tatoo on his left hand which depicted a wolf, Saini said, "During my childhood, I and my big brother used to watch a lot of movies on wolves. So I like wolves.

"Moreover, wolves do not perform in circus and thinking that I made these tatoos.


Mumbai, Kerala play out 1-1 draw in Hero ISL
Have some thoughts for T20 World Cup, will discuss with Kohli and Shastri: Ganguly
Messi takes leadership in his stride to clinch sixth Ballon d'Or
Indian attack is fantastic but spinners tend to struggle in Australia: Ponting
Australia wins by innings and 48 runs, sweeps Pakistan 2-0
Pakistan rue not being better prepared for Australia conditions
Injury-time goal sees Goa rescue a point in Kerala
BCCI decides to seek SC approval to relax tenure reform, Jay Shah to represent Board at ICC CEC
Warner storms to triple hundred as records tumble in Adelaide
Davis Cup: India secure 2020 Qualifiers spot with 4-0 victory over Pakistan
Mithun takes 5 wickets in an over as K''taka beat Haryana; face TN in final
Robin Singh helps 10 man Hyderabad FC salvage a draw against Bengaluru FC in Hero ISL
Warner, Labuschagne punish Pakistan again
West Indies name ODI and T20 squad for India tour
Odisha fight back twice to win a point in Chennai
Mbappe stars as PSG snatch dramatic point at Real Madrid
George Bailey appointed Australia cricket selector
WADA seeks four-year Russia ban over false doping data
New Zealand boosts Test security after Archer racially abused
Hope Ganguly changes selection panel, need strong people: Harbhajan
KERALA NEWS
Kerala shocked by plight of poor mother, six children
 Thiruvananthapuram: This hapless mother was unable to find food to fill the little stomach of her ch  
Kerala: Youth hurled down by Policeman during vehicle checking, seriously injured
Kerala High Court takes suo moto case against lawyers protested against magistrate
School girl killed of snakebite: Separate demonstrations by YC, SFI turns violent, police resorts to lathicharge
INTERNATIONAL NEWS
Iran informs UN about determination to continue Ballistic Missile Program
 Tehran: Iran informed UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres about plans to develop its ballistic mis
Next Hearings in Trump Impeachment Process Scheduled on Monday - House Judiciary Committee
Burundi: 38 killed in landslide in Cibitoke
Putin signs off law to label journalists as foreign agents
NATIONAL NEWS
Naidu condemns attack on Unnao rape survivor
 New Delhi: Rajya Sabha chairman and Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu condemned the incident in which a
1984 riots: Javadekar slams Manmohan Singh, says if Rao was so bad, why did you become FM under him?
The Taxation Laws (Amendment) Bill 2019 returned to Lok Sabha
India conducts fresh night trial of Prithvi-2 missile
Untitled Page
Rashtra Deepika LTD
Copyright @ 2019 , Rashtra Deepika Ltd.