Dravid’s advice kept me going during my tough days: Mayank

Cricketer Mayank Agarwal has revealed that the words of Rahul Dravid kept him going when he was not being picked in the Indian side. Agarwal revealed that he had scored heaps of runs, but he was not selected and finally he confided in Dravid of regularly getting the thoughts of not being picked.

“I was getting runs, I got massive runs that Ranji Trophy season and for India A. I did have a word with Rahul bhai. I told him I was getting thoughts of not being picked in the squad,” Agarwal said. “I very clearly remember him telling me Mayank these are the things that are in your hands. You have worked hard, you have gotten here. You are as close as you can get. Selection is not in your hands,” he added.

Agarwal said that it is not easy to not being bothered by not getting picked in the senior side. “And I totally agreed with him. Theoretically, you understand that but practically it’s not easy. But he put forth few things — what is to say that the coming October and November is not going to be different from September. If you think otherwise you will get into a negative mind frame it is you who is going to lose out and nobody else,” Agarwal said.

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