Gujarat left-arm point guard Arzan Nagwaswalla said he was surprised and overwhelmed by his selection as a reserve player for the upcoming England tour.
Nagwaswalla, who has impressed one and the ball with his ability to move the ball back and forth since making his first class debut for Gujarat in 2018, is one of four waiting players who will accompany the Indian squad of 20. men in England for the ICC World Championship Final and five-match test series against England.
Arzan Nagwaswalla spent time with Rohit Sharma and his idol Zaheer Khan during his stint with the Mumbai Indians as a net pitcher, but he has yet to meet Indian captain Virat Kohli.
“It was exciting to interact with Rohit Sharma and Zaheer Khan, who is my idol, during my time with MI, but I never met Virat Kohli,” Arzan Nagwaswalla said in an interview with The Times of India.
The left arm pacemaker further felt he was excited to go to England as he believed the conditions would suit his style of bowling.
“I am surprised and overwhelmed by my selection. The conditions in England are ideal for a bowler like me. I’m very excited to go, ”said Arzan.
Arzan Nagwaswalla is the first Parsi cricketer to burst onto the national stage in a long time. So what prompted him to embrace cricket as a career option? According to the left-wing leader, it was the 2011 World Cup triumph when India lifted the coveted trophy for the second time in its history that fueled his ambition to one day represent his country.
“It was India’s 2011 World Cup victory that inspired me to take up cricket as a career,” said Arzan Nagwaswalla.
Speaking of his overall FC numbers are concerned, Arzan Nagwaswalla has played in 16 matches in which he has won 62 wickets at an average of 22.53, including 4 five-wickets and 1 ten-for.
Also read: Who is Arzan Nagwaswalla, the 23-year-old included in the Indian reserve squad for the WTC final?